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January 28, 2015

Bill Would Make Kindergarten Mandatory in Mississippi

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

To Read Or Not To Read? That Is The Kindergarten Question

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

State Early Literacy Policies and Changes to Watch for in 2015

Where do things stand now in terms of how many states have required reading assessments, interventions, and retention?

December 01, 2014

Georgia to Create New Kindergarten-Entry Assessment

Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.

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.

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