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February 29, 2016

Various Factors Affect Teacher Effectiveness in Early Grades, Report Finds

The Center for American Progress examines how teacher effectiveness in preschool through 3rd grade varies as a function of neighborhood, compensation, and state requirements.

February 19, 2016

Early Childhood Programs Missing Many Minority Children

A report from the Center for Law and Social Policy finds that certain ethnic groups, such as Hispanics, have very low participation in early-childhood programs intended to help low-income families.

February 18, 2016

Ask A Scientist: Add Patterns to Kindergarten Common Core Math?

We spoke with an expert from Vanderbilt University about why patterns aren't included in the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten math and whether they should be added.

February 17, 2016

Ask A Scientist: What Should Preschool Math Look Like?

We spoke with Bethany Rittle-Johnson, an early-math researcher, at length about what math should look like for preschool students.

February 07, 2016

Why Aren't Low-Income Children in Silicon Valley Attending Preschool?

While 64 percent of children from non-low-income families attend preschool in Silicon Valley, only 48 percent of 4-year-olds from low-income families do, the Urban Institute says.

February 05, 2016

Ask a Scientist: Are Blocks, Books, or Talking Toys Best for Learning Language?

Turns out, the toys you buy your kids can affect how well they learn language, but maybe not in the way you think.

February 01, 2016

Parenting Skills Boosted by Video Feedback, Study Finds

Researchers have found that children of parents who received parenting coaching as part of their well-child visits had significantly higher attention skills and lower levels of aggression than children whose parents did not get the extra support.

January 20, 2016

$26 Million Goes to New, National Early-Ed. Research Network

The Institute of Education Studies has just launched new research network focused on developing "reliable information and useful tools" for early educators and policymakers.

January 20, 2016

Ask a Scientist: What Can Parents Do To Make Infants Better At Learning?

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found that exposing infants to certain experiences can make them better learners a full year later.

January 08, 2016

Want Preschool Benefits to Persist? Give Kids High-Rated Elementary Teachers

A study of Tennessee preschool students found that those who were taught by highly rated 1st grade teachers performed better than those who had highly rated teachers but did not attend state preschool.

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