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April 07, 2015

Education Department Report Calls for Congressional Action on Preschool

Only 41 percent of the nation's 4.1 million 4-year-olds are enrolled in publicly funded preschool, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.

April 02, 2015

Surprise! Babies Use Unusual Events as an Opportunity to Learn

A report in the latest issue of Science finds that babies are interested in learning more about objects that appear to violate fundamental principles of how the world works.

April 02, 2015

All Lead Preschool Teachers Should Have B.A., Top Advisory Groups Urge

Creating a minimum education standard for pre-K teachers was among recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council for improving the country's early-educator workforce.

April 01, 2015

Pending State Legislation Could Create Big Changes in Early Ed. ... Or Not

Early-education legislation currently under consideration in several states would, collectively, have the power to bring about large changes in public preschool and early learning programs.

March 27, 2015

North Carolina State Preschool Grads See Growth Through Kindergarten

Children who attended North Carolina's state preschool program continued to make better-than-expected gains at the end of kindergarten, according to a recent study.

March 25, 2015

Teach For America Teachers Offer Edge in Pre-K Reading, Study Says

Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.

March 23, 2015

Study: Talkative Fathers Matter for Young Children

How much fathers talk to young children has a direct positive effect on their kindergarten performance, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina.

March 20, 2015

Democrats Introduce Legislation To Increase Child-Care Tax Credit

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have introduced separate plans to increase the federal child-care tax credit.

March 18, 2015

Alaska, Montana Legislatures Reject Preschool-Funding Measures

Lawmakers in the two large, rural states snub prekindergarten-funding proposals, but Montana education officials are hoping for another try.

March 16, 2015

States Rarely Use Early-Intervention Trigger Built Into Special Education Law

The IDEA requires districts that have overidentified minorities for special education spend part of their federal money on early-intervention, but some states have set the bar very high.

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