A patchwork of laws and policies govern kindergarten policy nationwide, illustrating a disconnect from the current focus on preschool expansion.
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September 18, 2014
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.
February 28, 2014
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
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 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
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.
December 17, 2013
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal would lift a financial burden from local districts, most of which are shouldering part of the costs of offering a full-day program.