If a measure currently before the state's legislature passes, Mississippi will become the 16th state to require that children attend kindergarten.
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January 28, 2015
January 15, 2015
A new report out by the advocacy organization Defending the Early Years calls the Kindergarten common-core standard that children should be able to read emergent texts developmentally inappropriate.
December 11, 2014
Where do things stand now in terms of how many states have required reading assessments, interventions, and retention?
December 01, 2014
Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.
November 25, 2014
Children in full-day kindergarten programs made much bigger leaps in early reading skills than their schoolmates attending traditional half-day programs, according to a new University of Virginia study.
September 18, 2014
A patchwork of laws and policies govern kindergarten policy nationwide, illustrating a disconnect from the current focus on preschool expansion.
September 12, 2014
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
School leaders in the 34,000-student district are hoping to boost school readiness and enrollment in prekindergarten classes by enacting the measure.
April 01, 2014
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
The youngest kindergartners in any class are about five times more likely to be retained than their older peers, a new study states.