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Most principals separate twins in kindergarten to promote independence and academic achievement, but do so based on unfounded beliefs, a study says.


Public preschool programs, while welcomed by early education advocates, could put pressure on private providers if the system does not take their needs into account, early education finance experts say.


Advocates for child health have offered several guidelines for preschools and childcare providers designed to promote activity and good nutrition.


With the expansion of universal preschool, a pair of experts warn of a possible overdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in very young children.


U.S. Secretary of Arne Duncan told state leaders at the National Governors Association in Washington they should be "in front of" the growing interest in early-childhood education.


Nashville's school board agreed to create two pre-K hubs, the first step in a plan to offer universal preschool by 2018, but the deal hinges on budget approval.


Teachers are spending too much time on skills most children have mastered by the time they start school, says a group of researchers.


Only Pennsylvania currently links its K-12 data system with data from all of five key early-childhood programs, a report from the Early Childhood Data Collaborative states.


Moving to the suburbs of Philadelphia in search of high-quality pre-K programs won't necessarily mean they're accessible, a series of four new studies state.


Geoffrey Canada will hand over the reins to Anne Williams-Isom as CEO of the nationally-recognized Harlem Children's Zone.


Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Spanish-language media company join up in a push to reduce the gap between children of various socioeconomic brackets on a key element of reading readiness.


Only half of Kentucky's children were ready to enter kindergarten this year, a new study states.


For the third time, some Head Start providers must recompete to keep their federal funding as part of the Obama administration's push to raise the quality of early education.


An official with the National Association for the Education of Young Children worries that kindergartners have less choice these days to pursue their own interests.


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