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.
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March 18, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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.