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November 25, 2014

Full-Day Kindergarten Offers Students Critical Advantage

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

As Preschool Ascends, Is Kindergarten Being Left Behind?

A patchwork of laws and policies govern kindergarten policy nationwide, illustrating a disconnect from the current focus on preschool expansion.

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.

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 28, 2014

Study Questions Principals' Tendency to Split Up Twins in Kindergarten

Most principals separate twins in kindergarten to promote independence and academic achievement, but do so based on unfounded beliefs, a study says.

February 03, 2014

Children Need More Choices in Kindergarten, NAEYC Expert Says

An official with the National Association for the Education of Young Children worries that kindergartners have less choice these days to pursue their own interests.

January 31, 2014

Poor, Non-White Most Affected by Changes to Kindergarten, Study Asserts

Poor and minority children are more likely to feel the impact of evolving kindergarten curricula than are their peers from other groups, says a national study on changes to kindergarten.

January 23, 2014

California Bill Pushes Mandatory Kindergarten

Kindergarten would be mandatory in California under a bill proposed by Democrat Shirley N. Weber, part of an evolving plan to recast early-childhood education.

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