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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.

June 19, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y., Makes Kindergarten Compulsory for Young Students

School leaders in the 34,000-student district are hoping to boost school readiness and enrollment in prekindergarten classes by enacting the measure.

June 11, 2014

Parenting Program Aimed at Latinos Helps Boost Literacy Behaviors

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, now in 34 states, has an impact on how often Latino parents read to their children, and how these parents see themselves as advocates.

May 15, 2014

Education Dept. Planning Case Studies of Kindergarten Entry Assessments

These assessments are intended to help give teachers an idea of their students' strengths and weaknesses at the start of their school careers.

April 01, 2014

More States Require Kindergarten Entrance Exams, Database Shows

The Education Commission of the States reports that more than half of the states and the District of Columbia now require children to take kindergarten entrance assessments.

March 11, 2014

Youngest Students Most Likely to Be Retained in Kindergarten, Study States

The youngest kindergartners in any class are about five times more likely to be retained than their older peers, a new study states.

February 07, 2014

Only Half of Ky. Children Ready for Kindergarten, Study Says

Only half of Kentucky's children were ready to enter kindergarten this year, a new study states.

December 12, 2013

Researchers Explore Ways to Embed Math Learning in Early Education

Math concepts can be supported through games and other activities that are developmentally appropriate for an early-education classroom, say those researching math learning among young children.

November 04, 2013

Study: Many Young Children Lagging in Cognitive Skills at Age 8

Targeted early-childhood education programs and strengthened connection between early-childhood providers and schools can help address education disparities, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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