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.
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Older-than-grade children have higher test scores and college attendance rates, but an author warns against using those findings to make decisions on holding a child back.
July 07, 2017
A study by the American Institutes for Research has found that students who enroll in California's transitional kindergarten program are better prepared for kindergarten than other children.
May 16, 2017
Countering a trend of pushing elementary-style academics down to younger children, a preschool curriculum creator has developed a course of study intended for kindergarten students.
August 29, 2016
Researchers have suggested that low-income parents are receiving the message that "these early years are important," says one early-education advocate.
June 23, 2016
More Mississippi children are meeting benchmarks on a test of early-childhood literacy skills, according to the state's department of education.
October 27, 2015
The Education Department released a positive update of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant program, even as it fights to renew another early-childhood initiative.
July 29, 2015
Gov. Greg Abbott made improving early childhood support in his state a key element of his campaign, and he has kept many of those promises.
June 18, 2015
The Economic Policy Institute says that the gaps between children from high-income and low-income families extend to non-cognitive or "soft" skills, as well as skills such as reading and math.
April 10, 2015
A New Mexico program providing 25 extra days of class time for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade has brought excellent results, according to outside evaluators.