The multi-site project will follow babies in the U.S., Canada and Switzerland over five years and aims to make a connection between early language comprehension to literacy and school readiness.
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January 30, 2012
New rounds of RTT will focus on school districts and higher education
January 03, 2012
The winning states must now move toward practicing a range of ambitious policies for their early-childhood programs that serve at-risk children.
December 08, 2011
It's been a fun ride writing about early childhood for Education Week, but it's time for me to move on to new challenges. Early Years will be on hold until a new blogger takes over. At the same time Early Years makes a temporary downshift, early childhood is on the threshold of some big changes. So...
November 10, 2011
On November 4, the U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of a new Office of Early Learning, to oversee the Early Learning Challenge and coordinate other early learning efforts within the department.
September 20, 2011
Idaho's Department of Education has recommended the state sit out the current Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant competition, the Associated Press reports.
September 14, 2011
Final federal rules for programs serving infants and toddlers with disabilities are out, plus information for states applying for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.
September 13, 2011
Erikson Institute, in Chicago, launches an early-learning project for which it received a federal Investing in Innovation grant.
September 06, 2011
Elanna Yalow, chief academic oficer of global-learning programs for Knowledge Universe, which owns of KinderCare, answers questions about private child-care providers and the federal Early Learning Challenge.
August 24, 2011
The president of Erikson Institute spoke about the $500 million federal grant competition and the role of assessment and standards within it.