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July 21, 2015

Working Brain Science Into Parents' Daily Routine

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

'Kids Count' Report Paints Mixed Picture of Child Well-Being Nationwide

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

Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Root Causes and Solutions

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

Report: For Successful Young Adulthood, the Early Years Matter

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

'Sesame Street' Boosted School Readiness for Young Children, Study Says

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

Cincinnati Leaders Launch Preschool-for-All Initiative

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

Utah Expands Support for Online Preschool Education Program

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

Boosting Early Literacy Skills Focus of New Rural Schools Collaborative

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.

February 11, 2015

New Report Highlights Home-Visiting Programs in 20 States

Two organizations that support home-visiting programs have released a report that takes a closer look at what federal funding has meant for states and needy families

January 08, 2015

Quality Counts Report Surveys Early-Learning Landscape

The latest issue of Education Week's annual report includes articles and data on early-education research, technology, kindergarten readiness, and preschool expansion efforts, along with an Early Education Index offering state-by-state grades.

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