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May 22, 2018

How Children's Socioeconomic Differences Play Out Over Summer Break

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics shows how access to summer activities differs for students based on their socioeconomic status.

June 30, 2016

'Mirror, Mirror on the Wall ...' or Should Young Children Look Away?

Classical Disney princesses like Cinderella and Snow White have long been staples of early-childhood entertainment in Western culture, but new research suggests that exposure to Disney royalties perpetuates female gender-stereotypical behaviors in both girls and boys.

April 11, 2016

AERA: 'Hot Wheels' Curriculum Found to Boost Science Learning for Boys and Girls

A science curriculum using toy cars helped engage girls and special education students in physics learning, finds a study presented at AERA.

January 08, 2016

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in 1st Grade?

The modern kindergarten looks more like a 1st grade classroom in the late 1990s, finds a new study.

November 24, 2015

International Survey Finds U.S. Lagging in Early-Childhood Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released its annual "Education at a Glance" report, an encyclopedic collection of education-related statistics across 46 countries, and the new numbers show the United States trailing the world in preschool education.

September 12, 2014

Former 'Redshirted' Students May Get Advanced Placement Edge, Study Finds

Children who are among the oldest in their kindergarten class are more likely than younger classmates to take and pass advanced courses, among other benefits, a new study finds.

May 23, 2014

Research Reveals 'Rich Get Richer' Scenario in Kindergarten Math

A new study finds that all kindergartners learn more math if their classmates are highly engaged but that some benefit more than others.

March 07, 2014

Professional Development Pays Off for i3-Funded Program

Kindergartners whose teachers were trained by the i3-granted-funded Children's Literacy Initiative scored higher on early literacy assessments.

February 13, 2014

Study Finds That Kindergarten is Too Easy

A study has found that kindergarten teachers spend most of their time on basic literacy and math but that children learn more when taught more advanced material.

November 29, 2010

Kindergarten Program Boosts Students' Vocabulary in 1st Grade

A new randomized control trial in Mississippi has found a kindergarten literacy program can boost disadvantaged students' vocabulary in kindergarten by as much as an extra month of school.

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