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November 16, 2017

New Analysis Finds Long-Lasting Benefits From Early-Childhood Education

Participating in high-quality preschool can reduce special education placement and grade retention and increase high school graduation rates, according to a new analysis of multiple studies.

November 13, 2017

Should More Early-Childhood Education Centers Offer Extended Hours?

A new report examines the impact of low-income Hispanic parents working nonstandard hours on their ability to take advantage of early-childhood education programs.

October 19, 2017

Vanderbilt Researchers Develop 'Magic 8' Practices to Create An Effective Preschool

Vanderbilt University researchers have teamed up with a group of early childhood educators to figure out some best practices to increase the impact of prekindergarten.

October 13, 2017

Academic Gaps Linger Between Social Classes at Kindergarten Start, Study Finds

A study released last month by the Economic Policy Institute finds that large academic gaps found between kids from low-income families and more affluent ones have gone unchanged since the late 1990s.

October 06, 2017

Helping Preschool Teachers Shake Off Fear of Science Education

A new study finds that prekindergarten teachers rate their own science ability as low, and that affects how much science instruction they engage in with their students.

September 28, 2017

Child-Care Rating System Effective in Nudging Centers, Parents to High Quality

A new study of North Carolina's quality-rating and improvement system shows that it has been successful in improving quality measures in the state's child-care programs.

September 22, 2017

Head Start May Offer Next-Generation Benefits, Researchers Say

A study awaiting publication finds that the future offspring of children who attend Head Start may benefit from the federal preschool program.

September 13, 2017

U.S. Trails Other Industrialized Nations When It Comes to Preschool, Study Finds

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's most recent "Education at a Glance" report finds the U.S. is falling behind other OECD nations when it comes to enrolling children in preschool.

August 31, 2017

KIPP Pre-K Program Leads to Long-Term Benefits in Reading, Math, Study Finds

Researchers found that students who attended the charter school network's pre-K program along with its early-elementary program had significant academic gains through 2nd grade.

August 25, 2017

One Key Question May Help Children Get Deeper Meaning From Stories

A researcher has found that asking young children why things happened in a story that's been read to them helps them discover the moral lesson an author was trying to convey.

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