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March 21, 2014

Researchers Offer Some Solutions to Preschool Discipline Disparities

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.

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.

February 19, 2014

Is Kindergarten Actually Too Easy For Many Kids? New Research Says Yes

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

Study: 1940s-Era Universal Child Care Program Had Positive Effects on Children

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

Commission: Early Childhood Investment Key to Healthier America

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

Study: Many Young Children Lagging in Cognitive Skills at Age 8

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

Ed. Dept. Releases Snapshot of U.S. Child-Care Arrangements

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

Study: Preschool Rating Systems Disconnected from Child Outcomes

The Quality Rating and Improvement Systems may be using too many indicators to derive results, researchers say.

August 23, 2013

A Look at This Year's Kindergarten Class

Child Trends,a nonprofit research center, has put together a statistical portrait of students starting school in the fall.

August 01, 2013

Do Some Preschool Studies Oversell The Benefits of Early Education?

Two academics argue that the research design of some studies may inflate the positive effects of state preschool programs.

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