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October 17, 2014

Elementary School Principals Called on to 'Straddle' Early Education, K-12

A new guide provides practical help to principals hoping to better bridge the world of early-childhood education and traditional elementary school education.

October 17, 2014

White House Event Focuses on Closing Vocabulary Gap Between Rich and Poor

Researchers, pediatricians, advocates and government officials gathered at the White House Thursday to talk about the best ways to get parents to talk more to their children.

August 25, 2014

New York City Braces for Major Prekindergarten Expansion

A lot is riding on the successful rollout of universal pre-K in New York City, which was a major campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

July 11, 2014

Preschool Teacher Drain and Reaching Parents Through Text Messages

Good reads: An article about public programs "poaching" preschool teachers, and research about the effectiveness of sending text messages to parents offering tips on early literacy.

July 08, 2014

Resources for Early Childhood Instruction From the What Works Clearinghouse

Educators of young children can use their summer to dig into some of the research-validated interventions listed here.

June 24, 2014

Pediatricians Urged to Work With Parents in Boosting Early Literacy

The American Academy of Pediatrics says its members should talk with families about the importance of early reading, and partner with groups that can get books to low-income families.

April 16, 2014

N.C. Pre-K Program Shows Greater Gains Than Expected, Study Says

A study of North Carolina's pre-K program for at-risk 4-year-olds has yielded a greater impact than expected, a new study states.

April 10, 2014

Conn. Lawmakers Seek Pre-K Expansion, Funded in Part With Tobacco Money

If a legislative proposal passes, Connecticut would be able to enroll 50,000 more students around the state and prioritize students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

March 21, 2014

Preschool Suspensions a New Data Point for Civil Rights Data Collection

Boys and black children were suspended from preschool in disproportionate rates, according to a Education Department data collection on nearly all public and charter schools in the country.

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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