Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that the Great Recession resulted in more families living in economically distressed neighborhoods, a factor that can affect children's school readiness.
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Researchers have suggested that low-income parents are receiving the message that "these early years are important," says one early-education advocate.
July 21, 2015
A Bezos Family Foundation initiative seeks to make early learning part of everyday life for parents. The idea is not a new one, but the approach might be.
July 21, 2015
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book shows that children were improving in 10 of its 16 indicators of child well-being, but the overall findings obscure racial and regional disparities.
June 30, 2015
When children are suspended or expelled from preschool for problem behaviors, that often indicates problems that predate that child's enrollment, said experts on a panel earlier this month.
June 24, 2015
A large body of research on which non-academic factors lead to success in early adulthood, researchers found that early experiences can have a profound effect.
June 08, 2015
Researchers used a natural division in "Sesame Street" viewership to gauge whether 1960s-era children who could easily watch the TV program fared better than children who lived in markets where the channel was harder to receive.
May 26, 2015
Still to be decided: how many children would be eligible for the program, and how it would be funded. Backers plan to place a question on the ballot by November 2016.
April 14, 2015
UPSTART, which also received a federal Investing in Innovation Grant, will be used by an estimated 15 percent of the state's 4-year-olds, according to the company that created the educational software.
February 18, 2015
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.