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August 04, 2017

Preschool Class Size—Within Reason—Doesn't Matter, Study Finds

Keeping preschool class sizes at or under 20 children, and keeping child-teacher ratios at 10 to 1, will work for most children in preschool, according to a new study.

June 30, 2017

Researchers to Probe Effect of Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike on Child-Care Workers

Seattle plans to boost its minimum wage to $15 by 2021. Will child-care programs be able to absorb the increased labor costs?

June 20, 2017

Four States Receive Grants to Improve Early-Childhood Workforce Conditions

The head of the National Association of State Boards of Education hopes that these grants will lead to more knowledge about ways to improve working conditions for early-childhood educators.

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 21, 2017

Head Start Could Be Innovator for Early-Childhood Workforce, Ed. Group Says

The federal preschool program for low-income children could be used to try out new programs to support teachers and children, says a education consulting group.

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.

September 13, 2016

The State of American Preschool, in Six Parts

Six months of reporting and writing about U.S. public preschools makes clear that we trail the rest of the developed world in how and what we spend on young children.

July 25, 2016

Primary School Teachers In Other Countries Get More Education In Math, Reading

U.S. elementary-grade teachers get far less training than teachers in high-achieving countries for deep understanding of the foundational math, reading, and science content they teach.

July 11, 2016

New Report: Early Childhood Teaching Conditions Catalogued, State-by-State

Qualification requirements and better pay must go hand-in-hand, says a new report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley.

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.

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