A lot is riding on the successful rollout of universal pre-K in New York City, which was a major campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
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August 25, 2014
July 11, 2014
Good reads: An article about public programs "poaching" preschool teachers, and research about the effectiveness of sending text messages to parents offering tips on early literacy.
July 08, 2014
Educators of young children can use their summer to dig into some of the research-validated interventions listed here.
June 24, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics says its members should talk with families about the importance of early reading, and partner with groups that can get books to low-income families.
April 16, 2014
A study of North Carolina's pre-K program for at-risk 4-year-olds has yielded a greater impact than expected, a new study states.
April 10, 2014
If a legislative proposal passes, Connecticut would be able to enroll 50,000 more students around the state and prioritize students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.
March 21, 2014
Boys and black children were suspended from preschool in disproportionate rates, according to a Education Department data collection on nearly all public and charter schools in the country.
December 02, 2013
The Education Commission of the States compiled a list of laws enacted in 2013 to support early literacy, preschool access, teacher preparation, and program quality.
November 27, 2013
A federally-funded study showed positive results for children who participated in a 10-week curriculum featuring characters such as Curious George and Sid the Science Kid.
October 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.