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October 15, 2014

State Preschool and Programs for Infants and Toddlers Under the Microscope

The Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress staked out different sides on the early-childhood debate in two recent reports.

October 15, 2014

Report: Developmentally Appropriate Technology Use Goes Beyond "Screen Time"

RAND has released a list of six factors that educators and parents should consider when thinking the use of technology with young children.

October 12, 2014

Medical Providers Tie Early Literacy to Health Outcomes

Two medical groups have launched efforts to encourage parents to read, talk, and sing with their children as early as birth.

October 09, 2014

Goldman Sachs Among Backers to Finance Chicago Public Preschool Expansion

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to borrow $17 million in "social impact bonds" to expand his city's public preschool program.

October 09, 2014

Preschool Teacher Ranks More Diverse, Female Than K-12

If you're a public school teacher in this country, chances are good that you're also a white woman. At the preschool level, the picture is slightly different.

October 07, 2014

Toddlers Who Witness Adult Anger Tailor Behavior in Response, Study Finds

A study from the University of Washington shows how toddlers respond to cues from adults to determine if a particular action would draw anger.

October 06, 2014

Obama Calls for Preschool Enrollment of 6 Million by 2020

The president has added a concrete, and ambitious, enrollment goal to his Preschool for All initiative.

October 03, 2014

Report: Noncognitive Skills Should be Taught, Evaluated in Schools

State and federal policy should encourage the teaching of skills like self-regulation, planning, and the ability to collaborate with peers, the New America Foundation reports.

October 03, 2014

Private Money Could Help GOP Mayor Launch Public Preschool in Indianapolis

Private donations could save a Republican mayor's plan to expand public preschool, if only he can get the Democrats on the city council to agree to raise public funding.

October 01, 2014

Reshape Reclassification Policies for Youngest Language Learners, Report Says

If we don't make policy changes soon, according to a new report, America runs the risk of losing its fastest growing resource: students who speak two languages.

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