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June 14, 2011

Chicago Pre-School Project

Note the special impact on boys.

May 31, 2011

The Preschool Dilemma

Boys need to get a faster start learning, and yet boys are less likely to mature fast enough to adjust to preschool classrooms. Here's the dilemma playing out in Connecticut.

April 04, 2011

Preschool the Answer?

Washington Post described urban charters moving into preschool and hoping to correct academic problems early. But there are downsides, especially among boys, who may not be ready for an academic agenda.

March 22, 2011

Preschool the Answer to Illiteracy?

Tom Sticht takes the negative slant on that question.

September 22, 2010

Kirp on Black Males

Anything written by professor/preschool author David Kirp is worthy of a read.

September 05, 2010

Actually, Kindergarten is the New Second Grade

Academic acceleration in the early grades has pushed literacy skills a full two years ahead, compared to 25 years ago. And that's why boys are struggling in school. A combination of boys being unready to absorb those skills -- and schools failing to adjust teaching methods to help them keep up -- is...

May 11, 2010

Study: Full Day Kindergarten Helps Boys Most

That's the finding from this study, laid out in The Washington Post. This is an area that needs a healthy dose of national research. When are boys harmed, versus helped, by early childhood education? Is it just a matter of steering away from scripted reading programs?

May 02, 2010

Delaying Kindergarten (for economic reasons)

California has a tight budget, but there may be more than dollar savings at stake in this move. It might help boys. Thanks to Joe Manthey for passing along this article. It's not that early school always hurts boys; it's more that the way it's done in many places can trigger unintended consequences...

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