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July 25, 2014

Mother Pens Powerful Essay on Preschool Sons' Suspension

Omaha, Neb., mother Tunette Powell's story about her sons' frequent removals from preschool revives a discussion on racial disparities in school discipline.

July 22, 2014

Report: Slow Gains Made in Children's Well-Being Despite Economic Downturn

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count data book finds improvement on 10 of 16 indicators, but racial gaps remain and poverty is on the rise.

July 15, 2014

Report Urges High-Quality Teaching and Sustainable Funding for Early Education

The New America Foundation offers eight recommendations to teachers, districts, states, and federal officials that the organization believes will strengthen early-learning programs.

July 11, 2014

Preschool Teacher Drain and Reaching Parents Through Text Messages

Good reads: An article about public programs "poaching" preschool teachers, and research about the effectiveness of sending text messages to parents offering tips on early literacy.

July 08, 2014

Resources for Early Childhood Instruction From the What Works Clearinghouse

Educators of young children can use their summer to dig into some of the research-validated interventions listed here.

June 30, 2014

Reading to Children the Right Way: Pediatricians' Advice

Having engaging conversations with children about books is as important as just reading it to them, says a former education department official.

June 24, 2014

Pediatricians Urged to Work With Parents in Boosting Early Literacy

The American Academy of Pediatrics says its members should talk with families about the importance of early reading, and partner with groups that can get books to low-income families.

June 06, 2014

HHS Releases Competition Guidelines on Early Head Start Partnership Grants

Early Head Start programs and private child-care programs have an opportunity to receive grants to serve more low-income children through a $500 million federal funding boost.

June 03, 2014

Early Childhood Research Alliance Creates Tools for Preschool Program Managers

Sample surveys are intended to help program managers get a "big picture" of how their early-childhood education programs are working.

May 28, 2014

Frank Porter Graham Institute Launches Preschool Research and Design Center

Based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center will offer strategic planning and evaluation services to states.

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