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March 01, 2014

Nashville's Universal Pre-K Plan Would Offer English Immersion, Chief Says

Nashville's schools chief cites the need for English-immersion programs for young children as he continues to lobby for free, universal pre-K in that city.

February 25, 2014

Push for Universal Pre-K Could Lead to Overdiagnosis of ADHD, Health Professionals Argue

With the expansion of universal preschool, a pair of experts warn of a possible overdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in very young children.

November 12, 2013

First Preschool Launched Under Calif. 'Trigger' Law to Open

Parents in Los Angeles launched a petition drive after 24th Street Elementary School lost its previous prekindergarten program due to budget cuts.

September 26, 2013

Memphis Mayor Readying to Start City-Run Pre-K

The mayor of Memphis is poised to begin a city-run preschool program, but must wait for voters to agree in a special election scheduled for Nov. 21.

September 19, 2013

White House Summit Addresses Lack of Hispanics in Preschool

White House officials and leaders of businesses and nonprofits met in Miami to draw attention to the lack of Hispanic children enrolled in preschool.

September 17, 2013

Free Bedtime Math Curriculum Supplied to More Than 600 Libraries

The nonprofit Bedtime Math has supplied more than 600 libraries with free curriculum aimed at making math fun.

September 16, 2013

Study of Pre-K in Iran Offers Mixed Perspective

Researchers found that Iranian 1st graders who participated in preschool had better social skills than peers who did not, but the rewards are not so significant as to require early-childhood education.

September 06, 2013

Sesame Workshop, Success for All Launch Classroom Partnership

Sesame Workshop, the educational New York-based nonprofit which created the beloved characters, has partnered with Success for All, a whole-school reform model, to launch a pilot targeting disadvantaged four-year-olds in five states.

July 26, 2013

San Antonio Pre-K Project Still Set to Open in August, CEO Says

San Antonio's ambitious preschool project, mostly for poor 4-year-olds, is progressing nicely, the project's CEO says.

June 24, 2013

Preschool Attendance Up in Latest Index of Child Well-Being

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count reports notes preschool enrollment as a bright spot, though childhood poverty is a continuing problem.

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