A new report out by the advocacy organization Defending the Early Years calls the Kindergarten common-core standard that children should be able to read emergent texts developmentally inappropriate.
Early education programs throughout the country have grown thanks to competitive federal grants. As the grants come to a close, a report finds mixed results for winners.
Libby Doggett, the deputy assistant secretary for policy and early childhood for the U.S. Department of Education, says the federal government needs to catch up with work at the state and local levels.
A new study by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy showed clear test score gains in late elementary school for children who attended the state preschool program there.
The latest issue of Education Week's annual report includes articles and data on early-education research, technology, kindergarten readiness, and preschool expansion efforts, along with an Early Education Index offering state-by-state grades.
Researchers reanalyzed data collected during the Head Start Impact Study to more closely compare children in Head Start and those who were cared for at home by a relative.
Early Years readers were interested in a variety of different topics over the past year.
Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provides services to infants and toddlers, has remained mostly level-funded while other programs for young children grown.
School leaders can link community partners, as well as work within their own buildings to improve K-3 education, according to a recent article in The Kappan.
States are paying for preschool programs in most of the rest of the country. But as of 2014, eight states remain holdouts to the general trend.