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April 16, 2014

N.C. Pre-K Program Shows Greater Gains Than Expected, Study Says

A study of North Carolina's pre-K program for at-risk 4-year-olds has yielded a greater impact than expected, a new study states.

April 16, 2014

Study Suggests Ways to Sharpen 'Tools of the Mind'

A small-scale study suggests some ways to achieve better results for English-learners in preschool using the the popular, play-based Tools of the Mind curriculum.

April 15, 2014

Parents in Poll Say Effects of Pre-K Last a Lifetime

Sixty-two percent of parents believe preschool teaches lifelong lessons and rate socio-emotional experiences as high as academics, a new poll states.

April 11, 2014

N.Y.C. Launches Ad Blitz to Increase Pre-K Enrollment

Eyeing an April 23 enrollment deadline, the coordinators of New York City's newly expanded prekindergarten program blitz the city with ads.

April 10, 2014

How Will Early Childhood Education Play Out in the U.S. Senate?

Can the Senate education committee produce a bipartisan bill to expand pre-kindergarten? Probably not, but it sounds like Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, the chairman of the panel wants to give it a shot.

April 08, 2014

Flash-Mob Event Aims to Spotlight Early-Childhood Issues, Coordinator Says

Organizers in Indiana hope that preschoolers across the state will take part Thursday in simultaneous dancing at preschools and day-care centers to raise awareness about early-childhood education.

April 04, 2014

Sesame Street Explains Parents' Incarceration to Preschoolers

Familiar Sesame Street characters help explain life's difficulties to preschoolers, including the realities of incarceration and divorce, in a new web-based series.

April 04, 2014

Utah Offers Virtual Pre-K $3 Million for Expansion

Utah's lawmakers pledge $3 million to expand a free, virtual pre-K program to serve approximately 25,000 children in its next five years.

March 27, 2014

Mississippi Pre-K Aid Welcome But Limited, Advocate Says

For the first time, Mississippi has awarded state money for pre-K, but an advocate says change won't be widely felt.

March 25, 2014

Knowledge Motivates Preschoolers More Than Stickers, Study Says

Teachers who reward preschoolers with stickers might instead offer students the opportunity to learn something meaningful, a new study says.

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