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April 01, 2014

More States Require Kindergarten Entrance Exams, Database Shows

The Education Commission of the States reports that more than half of the states and the District of Columbia now require children to take kindergarten entrance assessments.

March 11, 2014

Youngest Students Most Likely to Be Retained in Kindergarten, Study States

The youngest kindergartners in any class are about five times more likely to be retained than their older peers, a new study states.

February 07, 2014

Only Half of Ky. Children Ready for Kindergarten, Study Says

Only half of Kentucky's children were ready to enter kindergarten this year, a new study states.

December 12, 2013

Researchers Explore Ways to Embed Math Learning in Early Education

Math concepts can be supported through games and other activities that are developmentally appropriate for an early-education classroom, say those researching math learning among young children.

November 04, 2013

Study: Many Young Children Lagging in Cognitive Skills at Age 8

Targeted early-childhood education programs and strengthened connection between early-childhood providers and schools can help address education disparities, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

September 13, 2013

San Antonio District Offers Home School Pre-K Package

Hundreds of families ineligible for San Antonio's new pre-K program can take part in a home-schooling program featuring iPads loaded with a literacy curriculum.

September 12, 2013

Ed. Dept. Awards $15M in Grants for Kindergarten Entry Assessments

The federal government increased the grant program because of the quality of applicants, a department official said.

August 29, 2013

Study: Preschool Rating Systems Disconnected from Child Outcomes

The Quality Rating and Improvement Systems may be using too many indicators to derive results, researchers say.

July 12, 2013

Study: Head Start Helps Children Make Some Progress Towards Kindergarten Readiness

The children in the 2009 study are below the norms at both entry and exit from Head Start, but do improve in some pre-academic areas.

May 23, 2013

Ed. Dept. Launches Competition for Kindergarten Entry Assessments

$9.2 million will be devoted to helping states create tests that measure the readiness of young children to take on the social and academic requirements of kindergarten.

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