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May 15, 2014

Education Dept. Planning Case Studies of Kindergarten Entry Assessments

These assessments are intended to help give teachers an idea of their students' strengths and weaknesses at the start of their school careers.

May 14, 2014

Senate Passes Preschool Expansion Measure, But Bill's Future Unclear

The bill passed on a party-line vote, but House Republican leaders have balked at the cost of the expansion, which would be more than $30 billion over the first five years.

April 30, 2014

Study: Preschool Evaluation Tool Does Not Track With Child Outcomes

The tool commonly known as ECERS-R may not be sensitive enough to measure the elements that preschools must have to improve children's academic and social outcomes, according to new research.

April 16, 2014

N.C. Pre-K Program Shows Greater Gains Than Expected, Study Says

A study of North Carolina's pre-K program for at-risk 4-year-olds has yielded a greater impact than expected, a new study states.

April 11, 2014

N.Y.C. Launches Ad Blitz to Increase Pre-K Enrollment

Eyeing an April 23 enrollment deadline, the coordinators of New York City's newly expanded prekindergarten program blitz the city with ads.

April 08, 2014

Flash-Mob Event Aims to Spotlight Early-Childhood Issues, Coordinator Says

Organizers in Indiana hope that preschoolers across the state will take part Thursday in simultaneous dancing at preschools and day-care centers to raise awareness about early-childhood education.

April 04, 2014

Sesame Street Explains Parents' Incarceration to Preschoolers

Familiar Sesame Street characters help explain life's difficulties to preschoolers, including the realities of incarceration and divorce, in a new web-based series.

March 27, 2014

Mississippi Pre-K Aid Welcome But Limited, Advocate Says

For the first time, Mississippi has awarded state money for pre-K, but an advocate says change won't be widely felt.

March 19, 2014

Preschoolers Best College Students on Tricky Test, Study States

Preschoolers proved to be more flexible thinkers than college students in a game asking them to build a machine requiring complex thinking, a new study states.

March 17, 2014

Indiana Poised to Join States With Publicly-Funded Preschool Programs

The state is following a trend of interest among lawmakers in supporting early childhood education, says one early education expert who tracks state legislation.

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