A new Gallup poll finds parents prefer structured play and sports over free play, and may feel the need to "fill up" their children's time.
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August 01, 2017
July 26, 2017
A study from nearly two dozen federal agencies suggests the home environment of school-age children is improving on several fronts, from poverty to toxins to family supports for education.
May 26, 2017
The 2017 Condition of Education highlights homelessness and the effects of preschool poverty.
May 04, 2017
Getting more students to be physically active at least three times a day could pay off in billions of dolars in health care savings, a new study shows.
February 02, 2017
Families often have a hard time judging what makes for a good early education program, finds a new working paper.
January 26, 2017
President Trump's nominee for U.S. Education Secretary backed a brain-training company that has made questionable claims about its ability to treat attention deficit disorders and autism.
October 05, 2016
An estimated 30 percent of K-12 students are exposed to unhealthy levels of toxic polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, through common building materials found in schools, according to a pair of reports released Wednesday.
September 12, 2016
Teenagers in 10 communities report engaging in risky behavior to avoid food insecurity, according to new Urban Institute studies.
August 26, 2016
Low-income children are closing the gap with wealthier peers when it comes to school readiness, according to new research.
June 30, 2016
Classical Disney princesses like Cinderella and Snow White have long been staples of early-childhood entertainment in Western culture, but new research suggests that exposure to Disney royalties perpetuates female gender-stereotypical behaviors in both girls and boys.