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April 03, 2019

In These Laundromats, Adults Do the Wash, and Children Read (Video)

Librarians, early-literacy groups, and laundromat owners are combining forces to see if reaching out to families in places they frequent can help close the literacy gap between low- and higher-income students.

March 18, 2019

How to Help Your Child Love Reading (Video)

Parents should read to their children. That's well established. But what's the best way to do that? Here's how.

September 13, 2018

States Still Uneven on the Crucial Pre-K to Kindergarten Transition, Report Finds

Researchers with the Education Commission of the States note that a bumpy transition from preschool to kindergarten can cause problems down the line, but few states are taking a systematic approach to smoothing that transition.

August 15, 2018

Practicing Kindergarten: How a Summer Program Eases Kids Into Learning

The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.

November 17, 2017

Cities, Counties Join New Initiative to Focus on Kindergarten Readiness

A $6.5 million year-long pilot program will focus on getting children from birth to 3 ready to start kindergarten through a partnership between several national groups.

October 13, 2017

Academic Gaps Linger Between Social Classes at Kindergarten Start, Study Finds

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.

August 21, 2017

'Redshirt' Your Kids? Study Adds Fuel to a Complicated Debate

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

California's Transitional Kindergarten Program Shows Academic Gains

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

Preschool Curriculum Creator Extends Reach to Kindergarten

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

Kindergarten Readiness Gaps Narrow Between Affluent and Poor Students

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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