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February 08, 2012

Researchers to Examine Language Comprehension in Toddlers

The multi-site project will follow babies in the U.S., Canada and Switzerland over five years and aims to make a connection between early language comprehension to literacy and school readiness.

January 30, 2012

Will Future RTT Contests Have Money for Early Childhood?

New rounds of RTT will focus on school districts and higher education

January 03, 2012

Race to the Top Cash Sharpens Focus on Early Childhood in Nine States

The winning states must now move toward practicing a range of ambitious policies for their early-childhood programs that serve at-risk children.

December 08, 2011

The End of an Era...and the Beginning

It's been a fun ride writing about early childhood for Education Week, but it's time for me to move on to new challenges. Early Years will be on hold until a new blogger takes over. At the same time Early Years makes a temporary downshift, early childhood is on the threshold of some big changes. So...

November 10, 2011

Education Department Announces New Early-Learning Office

On November 4, the U.S. Department of Education announced the creation of a new Office of Early Learning, to oversee the Early Learning Challenge and coordinate other early learning efforts within the department.

September 20, 2011

Idaho Backs Off Early Learning Challenge

Idaho's Department of Education has recommended the state sit out the current Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant competition, the Associated Press reports.

September 14, 2011

Early Intervention Rules Issued; Info on Early Learning Challenge

Final federal rules for programs serving infants and toddlers with disabilities are out, plus information for states applying for the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge.

September 13, 2011

Chicago's i3 Winner Expands Early Math Focus to 3rd Grade

Erikson Institute, in Chicago, launches an early-learning project for which it received a federal Investing in Innovation grant.

September 06, 2011

Private Child-Care and the Early Learning Challenge

Elanna Yalow, chief academic oficer of global-learning programs for Knowledge Universe, which owns of KinderCare, answers questions about private child-care providers and the federal Early Learning Challenge.

August 24, 2011

Q&A With Samuel Meisels on Early Learning Challenge

The president of Erikson Institute spoke about the $500 million federal grant competition and the role of assessment and standards within it.

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