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February 17, 2012

Minnesota Early-Literacy Initiative Expands to D.C., Denver

: Funding from Target Corp. fuels expansion of AmeriCorps program.

February 13, 2012

Balancing Developmental Needs and Academics in the Early Years

A forum meant to help early educators prepare children for academic challenges of early grades while supporting their developmental needs.

July 07, 2011

NAESP Suggests 10 Steps to Building Pre-K to 3 Pipeline

On July 6, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NASEP) released a report detailing 10 steps policymakers can take to build stronger pathways from pre-K through 3rd grade.

July 07, 2011

Elementary Principals Urged to Add, Expand Pre-K Programs

At the same time the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) is urging policymakers to clear the way for a strong pipeline from pre-K to third grade, it also has advice for principals who want to start or strengthen pre-K programs in their schools. The latest issue of Principal includes an article that details 10 steps elementary school principals can take right now to offer pre-K in their schools and link it to success in their early elementary grades.

May 23, 2011

California Research Shows Early Truancy Undermines School Readiness

While it's not news that kids don't learn well when they don't come to school, new research shows that chronic absence starts very young and can undermine children's gains in school readiness made while in preschool.

April 29, 2011

Q & A With Earl Martin Phalen: How to Offer Families a Reading Rx

To learn more about how the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading partners with agencies to reach parents, I interviewed the executive director of Reach Out and Read, which gets books into the hands of poor families with young children.

April 28, 2011

Getting Your Baby to Read: Do's and Don'ts in the News

Makers of the "Your Baby Can Read!" video series draw a complaint from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, accusing them of false and deceptive marketing.

April 14, 2011

Two Views of Pre-K to 3: Why it Matters, Who's Getting It Started

Experts make a case for why early supports are critical to meet the goal of reading well by third grade and how to build bridges from pre-K to early reading.

March 30, 2011

Improving Early-Elementary Ed: Laura Bornfreund, Part II

As part of my email Q & A with New America Foundation's Laura Bornfreund about improving early-elementary teacher preparation, I asked what stakeholders could do. Here's what she said.

March 29, 2011

Improving Early-Elementary Ed: Q&A with Laura Bornfreund

In a paper released earlier this month, Laura Bornfreund of the New America Foundation argues that typical K-5 elementary teacher preparation overlooks the issues most relevant to the youngest students.

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