The Education Department's office of civil rights is shining a light on a long-standing problem by collecting information on preschool discipline, said a researcher in the field.
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March 21, 2014
March 21, 2014
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.
February 19, 2014
Teachers are spending too much time on skills most children have mastered by the time they start school, says a group of researchers.
January 15, 2014
The Lanham Act child care centers, funded as a way to get mothers into defense jobs during World War II, provided benefits to eligible children that were significant into their adulthood, says an early-childhood education researcher.
January 13, 2014
The Commission to Build a Healthier America, which first released recommendations in 2009, has come together again to expand on some of its ideas related to high-quality early childhood services.
November 04, 2013
Targeted early-childhood education programs and strengthened connection between early-childhood providers and schools can help address education disparities, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
August 30, 2013
A survey of parents shows that a majority of children are in center-based care, a percentage that went up as family education level increased.
August 29, 2013
The Quality Rating and Improvement Systems may be using too many indicators to derive results, researchers say.
August 23, 2013
Child Trends,a nonprofit research center, has put together a statistical portrait of students starting school in the fall.
August 01, 2013
Two academics argue that the research design of some studies may inflate the positive effects of state preschool programs.