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July 31, 2015

Boise Schools Support Public Preschool Despite Idaho's Reticence

An Idaho state law prohibiting schools from spending state money on preschool education, educators in Boise have found a way to fund a few weeks of kindergarten readiness.

July 16, 2015

'Social Competence' in Kindergartners Linked to Adult Success

Children who share, resolve their own problems and show other markers of "social competence" are more likely to have positive life outcomes, according to new research.

June 12, 2015

Can Most Kindergartners Really Tackle 'Emergent-Reader Texts?' Coaches Say Yes

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?

May 29, 2015

Lessons for STEM Learning in 'Forest Mondays'?

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

Report: Age Range for Required Schooling Expanding

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

How Much Reading Should We Expect of Kindergartners? A Look at the Standards

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

N.M. Extends Extra-Days Program Aimed at Some Low-Income K-3 Students

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

Four States Could Begin Preschool Programs This Year; More Early-Ed News

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

North Carolina State Preschool Grads See Growth Through Kindergarten

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

Study: Talkative Fathers Matter for Young Children

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.

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