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August 05, 2014

Head Start's Acting Director Reflects on Program as 50th Anniversary Nears

Requiring some Head Start providers to recompete for federal funding has been difficult, but will ultimately strengthen the program, says acting director Ann Linehan in a wide-ranging interview.

June 07, 2014

Can California Offer a New Model for Accountability? Or Are We Still Chasing Test Scores?

We who are opposed to "high stakes tests" are opposed not only to the most vicious uses of those tests, to close schools and fire teachers. We are opposed to the practice of making standardized tests central to the educational process in our schools.

June 06, 2014

HHS Releases Competition Guidelines on Early Head Start Partnership Grants

Early Head Start programs and private child-care programs have an opportunity to receive grants to serve more low-income children through a $500 million federal funding boost.

June 02, 2014

Language, Literacy Seen as Barriers to Early Education for Immigrants

Though many states are expanding their early-childhood programs, immigrant families with young children remain among the least likely to take advantage of them.

May 28, 2014

New Center Will Help Study and Design Preschool Programs

The University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has launched a new center that will help design, implement, and evaluate preschool programs.

May 28, 2014

John Thompson: What Will Zuckerberg Learn From Newark?

Booker created a confidential draft plan to "make Newark the charter school capital of the nation." Because it would be driven by philanthropic donors, no openness would be required.

April 25, 2014

Early-Childhood Programs in Newark, N.J., Get $1 Million Boost

The money will be used to promote professional development among early-learning staff and promoting day care center improvements.

April 02, 2014

Federal Initiative Aims at Early Screening for Developmental Delays

Several federal agencies are promoting screening tools intended to help families and care providers evaluate children early to make sure they are meeting age-appropriate milestones.

February 20, 2014

Developing Resilience in Our Children With Help From Sesame Street

Building resilience skills should begin early but does not stop after children leave their preschool years. As a society, we should focus on helping children become stronger academically, as equally as we do their social and emotional wellbeing.

February 19, 2014

Multilingualism an Advantage to Nurture, American Academy of Pediatrics Says

The pediatric organization endorses a myth-busting report on young children who grow up in multilingual environments.

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