A comparison of kindergarten students in 1998 and 2010 finds children entering school with stronger skills in math and literacy, especially among black students.
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September 28, 2016
A new study of preschool teachers found that implicit bias manifests itself in complex ways that may affect discipline disparities.
August 25, 2016
In the lower-income neighborhoods of Oakland, Calif., 70 percent of parents read to their young child at least three days a week, a local philanthropy finds.
August 03, 2016
New research shows that learning more advanced content in kindergarten, such as simple addition and subtraction, not just counting, makes for bigger gains in mathematics later on.
July 08, 2016
A new study done for the U.S. Department of Education also says that center-based care gives children a boost in math and reading skills.
June 29, 2016
Washington state, North Carolina, Michigan and West Virginia all have programs that have been judged effective by outside evaluators. Still, they are not perfect.
June 24, 2016
The National Council on Teacher Quality found that many teacher-prep programs that certify early educators don't spend much time on skills most relevant to working with young children.
June 17, 2016
The on-screen game used by Johns Hopkins University researchers was designed to encourage practicing the basic "number sense" all children are born with.
June 10, 2016
Preschool teachers must offer high-quality instruction to change academic outcomes for their students, according to a new analysis of eight studies.
June 06, 2016
Formal day care, like Head Start, public pre-K, and private centers, provide higher-quality services to both toddlers and 4-year-olds than informal, non-parent caregivers, a study says.