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July 29, 2015

Texas Governor Keeps His Early Ed. Promises

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

Young Children Held Back by Social Class, Study Finds

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

N.M. Extends Extra-Days Program Aimed at Some Low-Income K-3 Students

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

Adjectives, Social Cues, Screens and More: What Scientists Know About Baby Brains

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

Virtual Preschool Becomes An Option, Experts Hesitate to Endorse

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 That Treat Trauma Lay Groundwork for School Success

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

Georgia to Create New Kindergarten-Entry Assessment

Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.

November 25, 2014

Full-Day Pre-K Boosts Readiness Skills More Than Half-Day, Study Finds

Children who attended a full-day program were also less likely to be chronically absent, says a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

October 16, 2014

Homelessness Has Outsize Effect on Youngest Learners

Homeless children under the age of 5 are more likely to suffer from toxic stress and run a heightened risk of starting kindergarten unprepared.

September 12, 2014

Study: Older Kindergartners Go On to Achieve More AP Test and College Success

The research, conducted by the College Board, showed that students with earliest birthdays in their kindergarten cohort were more likely to take and pass Advanced Placement tests and graduate from college in 4 years.

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