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September 14, 2015

Ask A Scientist: Can Brain Scanners 'See' a Kid's Imagination at Work?

Dr. John S. Hutton at Cincinnati Children's Hospital is the lead author of a study that pinpointed the part of the brain that helps children visualize stories read to them.

August 05, 2015

Storytelling Skills in Black Children Tied to Early Literacy, Study Says

The ability to tell vivid, complex stories was linked to kindergarten literacy skills for black children, but not for children in other racial and ethnic groups, recent research found.

July 29, 2015

Texas Governor Keeps His Early Ed. Promises

Gov. Greg Abbott made improving early childhood support in his state a key element of his campaign, and he has kept many of those promises.

March 27, 2015

North Carolina State Preschool Grads See Growth Through Kindergarten

Children who attended North Carolina's state preschool program continued to make better-than-expected gains at the end of kindergarten, according to a recent study.

March 23, 2015

Study: Talkative Fathers Matter for Young Children

How much fathers talk to young children has a direct positive effect on their kindergarten performance, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina.

February 18, 2015

Boosting Early Literacy Skills Focus of New Rural Schools Collaborative

A new program is targeting 21 rural schools across the country to boost literacy instruction and improve early-literacy skills, especially among rural children from low-income households.

February 08, 2014

Hillary Rodham Clinton, Univision Partner to Close 'Word Gap'

Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Spanish-language media company join up in a push to reduce the gap between children of various socioeconomic brackets on a key element of reading readiness.

October 12, 2013

Michigan Schools Trade Halloween for Literacy Program

This Halloween, elementary schools in Whitehall, Mich., trade sugary treats for an opportunity to learn literacy tricks as costume-clad teachers read stories after school.

February 23, 2012

Early Writing Skills Predict Later Academic Success, Research Says

Study finds links between preschoolers' skills and second-grade performance

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