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January 23, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Invests $50M to Support Education Entrepreneurs in Emerging Markets

Pearson, the worldwide education company, invested $50 million into its Affordable Learning Fund, which supports education startups in developing countries.

January 15, 2015

To Read Or Not To Read? That Is The Kindergarten Question

A new report out by the advocacy organization Defending the Early Years calls the Kindergarten common-core standard that children should be able to read emergent texts developmentally inappropriate.

December 11, 2014

State Early Literacy Policies and Changes to Watch for in 2015

Where do things stand now in terms of how many states have required reading assessments, interventions, and retention?

December 08, 2014

Where Early-Literacy Policies Stand in States, and What to Expect in 2015

One thing to watch out for next year is how many states approve policies that hold teachers as well as schools more directly accountable for student literacy.

November 20, 2014

Study Says That Texting Reading Tips to Parents Improves Students' Literacy Skills

Preschoolers whose parents received text messages offering reading tips showed literacy gains, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month.

November 10, 2014

Study: Signs of Future Math Difficulties Can be Spotted in Toddlers

Toddlers who have a low vocabulary compared to their peers or cognitive delays are at higher risk of struggling with math when they are 4 or 5, according to recent research.

October 31, 2014

Election 2014 Caravan of Delights: Colorado Gubernatorial Race

After enacting changes to literacy instruction and fiscal transparency, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, is seeking re-election against former congressman Bob Beauprez, the Republican nominee.

October 29, 2014

Governors Group Urges Focus on Early Math Learning

Governors should take steps to improve early-childhood mathematics education, including raising the bar for states' early-learning guidelines and promoting changes in teacher-preparation programs, according to a recent paper.

September 28, 2014

Academic Vocabulary: Discover First, Define Second

Students learn best when given opportunities to discover or experience concepts before teachers define them.

September 23, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Newsela Raises $4.1M to Expand Library of Modified News Articles

Newsela, a startup that offers news articles written at various reading levels, raised $4.1 million from investors in a Series A round.

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