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April 15, 2016

New Research Suggests Prison Nurseries Better for Moms, Babies

In a stunningly written feature in The Atlantic, Sarah Yager takes readers through the long history and current research on children born behind bars and their mothers.

April 14, 2016

What Do We Know About Pre-K? That We Should Start Sooner, Says Report

The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.

April 07, 2016

Study: High-Quality Pre-K for All Could Eliminate Reading Gaps

A National Institutes for Early Education Research study says high-quality preschool could help children of all backgrounds enter kindergarten on an even playing field.

March 23, 2016

Report Highlights 10 Things Needed for a High-Quality Preschool

A new report from the Learning Policy Institute, a think tank at Stanford University, condenses years of research into what's needed to create a high-quality preschool.

March 11, 2016

High-Quality Preschool Run by States and Cities Benefit Children, Report Finds

A new report from RAND says that research into public preschool shows benefits to children who participate in high-quality programs.

February 29, 2016

Various Factors Affect Teacher Effectiveness in Early Grades, Report Finds

The Center for American Progress examines how teacher effectiveness in preschool through 3rd grade varies as a function of neighborhood, compensation, and state requirements.

February 19, 2016

Early Childhood Programs Missing Many Minority Children

A report from the Center for Law and Social Policy finds that certain ethnic groups, such as Hispanics, have very low participation in early-childhood programs intended to help low-income families.

February 18, 2016

Ask A Scientist: Add Patterns to Kindergarten Common Core Math?

We spoke with an expert from Vanderbilt University about why patterns aren't included in the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten math and whether they should be added.

February 17, 2016

Ask A Scientist: What Should Preschool Math Look Like?

We spoke with Bethany Rittle-Johnson, an early-math researcher, at length about what math should look like for preschool students.

February 07, 2016

Why Aren't Low-Income Children in Silicon Valley Attending Preschool?

While 64 percent of children from non-low-income families attend preschool in Silicon Valley, only 48 percent of 4-year-olds from low-income families do, the Urban Institute says.

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