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.
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April 03, 2019
March 18, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.