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November 25, 2014

Full-Day Kindergarten Offers Students Critical Advantage

Children in full-day kindergarten programs made much bigger leaps in early reading skills than their schoolmates attending traditional half-day programs, according to a new University of Virginia study.

November 19, 2014

Study: Low Salaries Leave Many Child-Care Workers Near Poverty

An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.

October 15, 2014

Kindergarten-Readiness Tests: Navigating a Tricky Terrain

Pennsylvania's new kindergarten-entrance assessment is hobbled by insufficient training for teachers and weak outreach to educators and parents, a new report contends.

September 18, 2014

As Preschool Ascends, Is Kindergarten Being Left Behind?

A patchwork of laws and policies govern kindergarten policy nationwide, illustrating a disconnect from the current focus on preschool expansion.

September 12, 2014

Study: Older Kindergartners Go On to Achieve More AP Test and College Success

The research, conducted by the College Board, showed that students with earliest birthdays in their kindergarten cohort were more likely to take and pass Advanced Placement tests and graduate from college in 4 years.

September 12, 2014

Former 'Redshirted' Students May Get Advanced Placement Edge, Study Finds

Children who are among the oldest in their kindergarten class are more likely than younger classmates to take and pass advanced courses, among other benefits, a new study finds.

September 02, 2014

Free, Full-Day Kindergarten Begins for Minnesota Children

Minnesota offers free, full-day kindergarten for the first time to help close the opportunity gap.

August 07, 2014

The Problem With 'Half-Day' and 'Full-Day' Labels in Early Education

A new policy paper argues that the exact number of hours preschoolers spend in class should be reported and studied, rather than the "half-day" and "full-day" labels.

June 19, 2014

Buffalo, N.Y., Makes Kindergarten Compulsory for Young Students

School leaders in the 34,000-student district are hoping to boost school readiness and enrollment in prekindergarten classes by enacting the measure.

May 23, 2014

Research Reveals 'Rich Get Richer' Scenario in Kindergarten Math

A new study finds that all kindergartners learn more math if their classmates are highly engaged but that some benefit more than others.

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