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April 03, 2019

In These Laundromats, Adults Do the Wash, and Children Read (Video)

Librarians, early-literacy groups, and laundromat owners are combining forces to see if reaching out to families in places they frequent can help close the literacy gap between low- and higher-income students.

March 18, 2019

How to Help Your Child Love Reading (Video)

Parents should read to their children. That's well established. But what's the best way to do that? Here's how.

August 15, 2018

Practicing Kindergarten: How a Summer Program Eases Kids Into Learning

The start of kindergarten can be overwhelming for students, and for their parents. In Portland, Ore., a summer program is working to ease that transition.

August 31, 2017

KIPP Pre-K Program Leads to Long-Term Benefits in Reading, Math, Study Finds

Researchers found that students who attended the charter school network's pre-K program along with its early-elementary program had significant academic gains through 2nd grade.

July 21, 2017

N.C.'s Pre-K Program Leads to Longer-Term Learning Gains, Study Finds

Researchers found that North Carolina's pre-K program, which is free for 4-year-olds, gives students a boost in reading and math that continues through 3rd grade.

May 09, 2017

Santa Fe Rejects Soda Tax That Would Support Pre-K

Voters in the New Mexico city have rejected a 2-cents-per-ounce tax on distributors of sodas and other sugary beverages that was intended to aid prekindergarten access.

April 19, 2017

What Does Science Tell Us About Prekindergarten?

A statement from a group of researchers offers a nuanced take about what science can say, and has not proven, about the value of prekindergarten.

April 15, 2016

Congressional Pre-K Caucus Launches With Celebrity Guests

The bipartisan caucus is intended to help lawmakers understand the benefits of early-childhood education, and to boost pre-K access nationwide.

April 14, 2016

What Do We Know About Pre-K? That We Should Start Sooner, Says Report

The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.

February 09, 2015

New York City Launches New, Unified Preschool Application Form

As they prepare to add 17,000 full-day preschool seats in 2015, New York City officials announced a single application for district and community schools.

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