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December 06, 2013

It's Not How Many Kids You Have, But How Well You Teach Them, Study Finds

Americans of every state and stripe are having fewer children, et a new international study suggests the trend may only improve the U.S. economy if the country also better educates the children we do have.

July 24, 2013

IES Gauges Early Childhood Interventions

The federal Institute of Education Sciences has synthesized the results of dozens of research studies in early intervention and early-childhood education.

May 15, 2013

Studying How To Test What Matters in Preschool

Researchers at the University of Minnesota are studying how to measure executive function as a foundation for early-school-readiness.

September 19, 2012

Researchers: Limit Tuna Servings at School, Home

Too much mercury, which tuna may contain large amounts of, can lead to the impairment of cognitive thinking, memory, attention, language, and fine motor and visual spatial skills in children, whose brains are still developing.

August 15, 2012

School Reunions, Social Networking Help Researchers Track Students

Social networking and new technologies have helped revive a 50-year-old national education study.

July 25, 2012

Annual Study Finds Child Education, Health Improving

Children's health and education are showing positive signs even in the midst of a dismal economic environment, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual ranking of child well-being, released this morning.

June 27, 2012

Study: Sharing Attention Can Improve Language for Autistic Students

A new University of California, Los Angeles study finds that teaching autistic preschoolers to share attention during play can improve their language skills five years later.

January 05, 2012

Study: Head Start Programs May Increase Parents' Involvement

Parents of children enrolled in Head Start programs spend more time reading, engaging in academic activities, and attending museums and other events with their children, according to new research from Alexander M. Gelber and Adam Isen at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Fathers who don't live with their children spend more time with children when they have enrolled in Head Start, and continue to do so even after the child has left Head Start.

August 25, 2011

Toddlers May Know More About Language Than They'll Tell

A British study finds that children as young as 2 can identify grammar and complex sentence structure.

November 29, 2010

Kindergarten Program Boosts Students' Vocabulary in 1st Grade

A new randomized control trial in Mississippi has found a kindergarten literacy program can boost disadvantaged students' vocabulary in kindergarten by as much as an extra month of school.

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