The ongoing debate about whether the kindergarten common-core standards are "developmentally appropriate" doesn't take a basic question into account: Are most 5- and 6-year-olds capable of learning to read?
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June 12, 2015
May 29, 2015
A Vermont public school teacher who takes her young students out to the woods for an entire school day each week may offer lessons STEM educators.
May 06, 2015
Many states have extended the upper and lower limits of their compulsory education requirements, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.
April 28, 2015
The Common Core State Standards require students to "read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding" by the end of kindergarten. How different is that from previous standards?
April 10, 2015
A New Mexico program providing 25 extra days of class time for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade has brought excellent results, according to outside evaluators.
April 01, 2015
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and South Dakota could begin offering state preschool services this year, while Texas and Oregon are also considering major initiatives in early education.
March 27, 2015
Children who attended North Carolina's state preschool program continued to make better-than-expected gains at the end of kindergarten, according to a recent study.
March 23, 2015
How much fathers talk to young children has a direct positive effect on their kindergarten performance, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina.
January 28, 2015
If a measure currently before the state's legislature passes, Mississippi will become the 16th state to require that children attend kindergarten.
January 15, 2015
A new report out by the advocacy organization Defending the Early Years calls the Kindergarten common-core standard that children should be able to read emergent texts developmentally inappropriate.