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July 11, 2014

Preschool Teacher Drain and Reaching Parents Through Text Messages

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

Resources for Early Childhood Instruction From the What Works Clearinghouse

Educators of young children can use their summer to dig into some of the research-validated interventions listed here.

June 24, 2014

Pediatricians Urged to Work With Parents in Boosting Early Literacy

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

N.C. Pre-K Program Shows Greater Gains Than Expected, Study Says

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

Conn. Lawmakers Seek Pre-K Expansion, Funded in Part With Tobacco Money

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

Preschool Suspensions a New Data Point for Civil Rights Data Collection

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

State Legislatures Approve New Plans to Strengthen Early Learning

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

PBS Math Supplement Boosts Math Skills For Young Children

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

Sixteen States and D.C. to Compete For Early Learning Challenge Funds

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.

September 09, 2013

Quality Emphasis Part of Proposed Changes to Child-Care Block Grant

The proposed bipartisan legislation, introduced in Congress last spring, would call for states to set aside a greater share of their federal funds to improve early-childhood programs.

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