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.
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August 21, 2017
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.
March 13, 2015
We sat down with Sarah Roseberry Lytle, of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, who hosted a popular session on early cognitive development at SXSWedu last week.