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April 01, 2014

More States Require Kindergarten Entrance Exams, Database Shows

The Education Commission of the States reports that more than half of the states and the District of Columbia now require children to take kindergarten entrance assessments.

March 11, 2014

Youngest Students Most Likely to Be Retained in Kindergarten, Study States

The youngest kindergartners in any class are about five times more likely to be retained than their older peers, a new study states.

March 07, 2014

Professional Development Pays Off for i3-Funded Program

Kindergartners whose teachers were trained by the i3-granted-funded Children's Literacy Initiative scored higher on early literacy assessments.

February 28, 2014

Study Questions Principals' Tendency to Split Up Twins in Kindergarten

Most principals separate twins in kindergarten to promote independence and academic achievement, but do so based on unfounded beliefs, a study says.

February 20, 2014

Examining How Common Core and Indiana's Draft Standards Differ

A comparison between kindergarten math standards in the Common Core State Standards and the draft Indiana standards released Feb. 19 reveal some important distinctions.

February 19, 2014

Is Kindergarten Actually Too Easy For Many Kids? New Research Says Yes

Teachers are spending too much time on skills most children have mastered by the time they start school, says a group of researchers.

February 13, 2014

Study Finds That Kindergarten is Too Easy

A study has found that kindergarten teachers spend most of their time on basic literacy and math but that children learn more when taught more advanced material.

February 03, 2014

Children Need More Choices in Kindergarten, NAEYC Expert Says

An official with the National Association for the Education of Young Children worries that kindergartners have less choice these days to pursue their own interests.

January 31, 2014

Poor, Non-White Most Affected by Changes to Kindergarten, Study Asserts

Poor and minority children are more likely to feel the impact of evolving kindergarten curricula than are their peers from other groups, says a national study on changes to kindergarten.

January 30, 2014

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade? Researchers Say Yes

The days when kindergarten focused on playing and finger painting may be waning, according to a new University of Virginia study, as early-learning classrooms devote significantly more attention to preparing students to read.

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