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April 25, 2017

Child-Care Centers Aim for Middle of the Road in Hiring, Study Finds

A study based on thousands of fictional resumes shows that child-care hiring managers are not drawn to top-notch experience, or high GPAs or educational attainment.

February 27, 2017

Study: Kindergartners Start School With More Academic Skills Than in Past

A comparison of kindergarten students in 1998 and 2010 finds children entering school with stronger skills in math and literacy, especially among black students.

September 28, 2016

Yale Study Probes the Complexity of Bias in Preschool

A new study of preschool teachers found that implicit bias manifests itself in complex ways that may affect discipline disparities.

August 25, 2016

Poor Parents Understand Importance of Reading, School Readiness, Survey Says

In the lower-income neighborhoods of Oakland, Calif., 70 percent of parents read to their young child at least three days a week, a local philanthropy finds.

August 03, 2016

Ask a Scientist: What's the Best Type of Math to Teach in Kindergarten?

New research shows that learning more advanced content in kindergarten, such as simple addition and subtraction, not just counting, makes for bigger gains in mathematics later on.

July 08, 2016

Rising Percentage of Children Attend Center-Based Care Before Kindergarten

A new study done for the U.S. Department of Education also says that center-based care gives children a boost in math and reading skills.

June 29, 2016

Here's What High Quality Preschool Looks Like in Real Life

Washington state, North Carolina, Michigan and West Virginia all have programs that have been judged effective by outside evaluators. Still, they are not perfect.

June 24, 2016

Early-Education Teacher Training Programs Don't Measure Up, Analysis Says

The National Council on Teacher Quality found that many teacher-prep programs that certify early educators don't spend much time on skills most relevant to working with young children.

June 17, 2016

Study Finds Playing Math Game Boosted Preschoolers Abilities

The on-screen game used by Johns Hopkins University researchers was designed to encourage practicing the basic "number sense" all children are born with.

June 10, 2016

Preschool "Works" When Instruction Is Good to Excellent, Study Finds

Preschool teachers must offer high-quality instruction to change academic outcomes for their students, according to a new analysis of eight studies.

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