February 2016 Archives

The Center for American Progress examines how teacher effectiveness in preschool through 3rd grade varies as a function of neighborhood, compensation, and state requirements.

As a district leader in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, N.C., schools, Steve Oates has made engaging classrooms for young learners a priority.

A report from the Center for Law and Social Policy finds that certain ethnic groups, such as Hispanics, have very low participation in early-childhood programs intended to help low-income families.

We spoke with an expert from Vanderbilt University about why patterns aren't included in the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten math and whether they should be added.

We spoke with Bethany Rittle-Johnson, an early-math researcher, at length about what math should look like for preschool students.

Early-childhood priorities, such as more money for home visiting and child care, can be found throughout the federal budget proposal released Feb. 9 by the White House.

While 64 percent of children from non-low-income families attend preschool in Silicon Valley, only 48 percent of 4-year-olds from low-income families do, the Urban Institute says.

Turns out, the toys you buy your kids can affect how well they learn language, but maybe not in the way you think.

Oklahomans are a conservative bunch, by and large. Yet, support for one costly government intervention in the state is widespread: public preschool for 4-year-olds.

Researchers have found that children of parents who received parenting coaching as part of their well-child visits had significantly higher attention skills and lower levels of aggression than children whose parents did not get the extra support.


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