The days when kindergarten focused on playing and finger painting may be waning, according to a new University of Virginia study, as early-learning classrooms devote significantly more attention to preparing students to read.
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January 30, 2014
January 22, 2014
Children born into the nation's poorest families have less than a 1-in-10 shot to make it into the top 20 percent by their mid-20s, and social mobility has remained stagnant for more than 40 years, according to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
January 16, 2014
An evaluation of Early College high schools finds their students more likely to attend and complete college than students in traditional high schools.
January 10, 2014
New federal data show nearly half of people who were 10th graders in 2002 have not earned any college degree or certification a decade later.
January 10, 2014
Few to no female or minority students take the Advanced Placement test in computer science, according to a new analysis.
January 09, 2014
A new study finds that extracurricular activities have differing positive effects for rural boys compared to girls.
January 02, 2014
Reports of low college-completion rates may be giving up on college students too soon. New data released by the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System suggest a significant portion of students complete college degrees and professional certificates in double the traditional time allotted for those programs.
December 24, 2013
It may be better to get anxious students excited about an upcoming test than to try to calm them down, a new series of studies suggests.
December 23, 2013
A federal job forecast predicts a rise in apprentice programs, but warns low pay, low-education jobs may become the majority of new jobs in the next decade.
December 20, 2013
Students may start to understand multidigit numbers through preschool vocabulary, finds a study in Child Development.