September 2012 Archives

Nineteen communities receive fund to promote early literacy and school readiness


Experiments show that preschoolers learn by testing data and hypotheses during everyday play


Officials say program promoting parent engagement will expand to 10 schools across the state


When asked about early childhood education, Mitt Romney touts the importance of a parent being able to stay home with young children.


Researchers say that lack of information can lead to poor choices for funding and meeting students' needs


Five states that narrowly missed winning the first time around get a crack at splitting $133 million to improve their early-childhood systems.


Researchers say that states' lax attention could contribute to problems with obesity and tooth decay


The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning rated programs based on whether they provide opportunities for students to practice their social and emotional skills, the contexts in which those skills are promoted and reinforced, and whether there is evidence of the programs' effectiveness.


More than 35,000 children are enrolled across the country in programs that follow crop cycles and other seasonal work.


A state law that established a new grade level of school for 4-year-olds who no longer meet a new cutoff for kindergarten enrollment gets pushback from the influential charter schools association.


The Democratic and Republican parties' platforms don't focus on major issues affecting working families


The organization's 2012-2013 book collection will be distributed to more than 600 programs nationwide


Critics say assessment doesn't cover all state standards and lacks national comparison component


National Institutes of Health says that early testing can help correct problems


U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., call on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Nonpartisan budget group says providing more access is key to maintaining program.


A new study shows that introverted children make fewer academic gains in preschool.


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