Researchers have suggested that low-income parents are receiving the message that "these early years are important," says one early-education advocate.
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August 29, 2016
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.
February 03, 2015
Now an option for parents of young children: a "virtual" preschool with digital learning materials, activity guides, learning analytics, and "homeroom teachers," all accessible online through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
January 23, 2015
Preschool programs focused on treating children who have suffered from trauma continue to spring up across the country with the aim of preparing the most fragile young learners for kindergarten and beyond.
December 01, 2014
Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.