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.
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August 21, 2017
August 18, 2017
A Canadian researcher who followed students from kindergarten to 2nd grade found that those who took full-day kindergarten scored better in reading, math, and executive function than their peers who had half-day kindergarten.
June 23, 2017
The Granite State has legalized Keno gambling and plans to tax the machines to partially fund full-day kindergarten for the state's 5-year-olds.
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.
February 26, 2016
As a district leader in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, N.C., schools, Steve Oates has made engaging classrooms for young learners a priority.
January 28, 2015
If a measure currently before the state's legislature passes, Mississippi will become the 16th state to require that children attend kindergarten.
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.