Teach For America Teachers Offer Edge in Pre-K Reading, Study Says

Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.


Medicare Bill Contains Prize for Home-Visiting Advocates

Home visiting would see an infusion of $800 million over two years as a rider to Medicare legislation currently under consideration in Congress.


Study: Talkative Fathers Matter for Young Children

How much fathers talk to young children has a direct positive effect on their kindergarten performance, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina.


Democrats Introduce Legislation To Increase Child-Care Tax Credit

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have introduced separate plans to increase the federal child-care tax credit.


Alaska, Montana Legislatures Reject Preschool-Funding Measures

Lawmakers in the two large, rural states snub prekindergarten-funding proposals, but Montana education officials are hoping for another try.


States Rarely Use Early-Intervention Trigger Built Into Special Education Law

The IDEA requires districts that have overidentified minorities for special education spend part of their federal money on early-intervention, but some states have set the bar very high.


Adjectives, Social Cues, Screens and More: What Scientists Know About Baby Brains

We sat down with Sarah Roseberry Lytle, of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, who hosted a popular session on early cognitive development at SXSWedu last week.


The New York 'Miracle' and Other Early-Ed. Highlights from SXSWedu

You wouldn't know that early education was all the rage in the education community from the paucity of sessions on the subject at SXSWedu.


Details Emerge on Seattle's Planned Public Preschool Program

Seattle plans to introduce its universal public preschool program slowly, with 14 new classrooms due to open in the 2015-16 school year, ramping up to 100 in 2018-19.


Several Bills to Expand Early Education Filed in Texas

Companion bills filed in the Texas House and Senate would spend up to $118 million to help school districts offer high-quality prekindergarten education.


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