Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal would lift a financial burden from local districts, most of which are shouldering part of the costs of offering a full-day program.
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December 17, 2013
November 19, 2013
As a new state requirement in Minnesota kicks in that all schools provide full-day kindergarten free of charge, districts are preparing to accommodate the influx of students.
August 23, 2013
Child Trends,a nonprofit research center, has put together a statistical portrait of students starting school in the fall.
July 12, 2013
Children who experienced at least some early child care beyond their parents or relatives performed better in reading and math in kindergarten than those who were cared for only by relatives, according to new federal child well-being data.
May 29, 2013
All families in Minnesota will be afforded access to all-day kindergarten as of 2014 paid for by new tax hikes.
April 29, 2013
Educational data and neuroscience both agree that the early years have significant influence on later school and life success. What are we waiting for?
April 26, 2013
Holding back preschoolers prior to kindergarten, known as "redshirting," is prevalent in wealthier communities, but not necessary, new research shows.
April 03, 2013
The Education Commission of the States reports wide disparities in how kindergarten students are educated nationwide.
April 02, 2013
I recently read an article from the Education Commission of the States entitled Inequalities at the Starting Line: State Kindergarten Policies by Emily Workman. Basically the author talks about the differences among kindergarten policies in the 50 different states. In studying the policies i...
March 09, 2013
Are kindergarteners prepared to enter school?