March 2016 Archives

A tech company is marketing a device it says can chart the number of high-quality conversations a baby hears, one of a wave of new devices aimed at collecting data on young children.

Legislators passed a measure March 28 aimed at improving Tennessee's state preschool system, in the wake of a Vanderbilt University study that found the system was severely lacking.

A report says 16 percent of income-eligible California 4-year-olds and 35 percent of such 3-year-olds are not enrolled in pre-K due to lack of funded spots.

The list released by the Council of Chief State School Officers is notable because the association's members have control over the direction of states' preschool programs.

The Bainum Family Foundation, based in suburban Washington, D.C., is working to support better programs for infants and toddlers in low-income city neighborhoods.

A new report from the Learning Policy Institute, a think tank at Stanford University, condenses years of research into what's needed to create a high-quality preschool.

A pilot program in Los Angeles will allow 65 families to interact through a web-based teleconference platform with trained parent-educators, rather than have those counselors meet them at their homes.

Minnesota has money and support for preschool from the top, but a major preschool expansion is not in the plans this legislative year.

Early education was brought up far more often than in the past at this year's popular tech-focused education conference in Austin.

A new report from RAND says that research into public preschool shows benefits to children who participate in high-quality programs.

More than $3 million will be used to expand the early-education program for children from low-income families, as well as assist parents in making doctor's visits.

An investigation by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit education news outlet, found "minimal expectations, inconsistent rule enforcement and little help for [child care] centers that break safety regulations" in Mississippi.

The annual Austin education conference focusing on innovation and rethinking education in the U.S. will put a bigger spotlight this year on early education.


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