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2008: Standing with graduating student Aleatha Williams, right, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., center, watches the graduating class of Pelham Preparatory Academy in New York City march to their seats during their commencement ceremony.
—Tina Findeberg/AP-File

Hillary Clinton's K-12 Record Could Be Campaign Fodder

Decades of policy work could offer rivals plenty to critique should the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state make a run for the White House in 2016. (March 3, 2015)

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05/21 03:19 pm | Chinese Preschool Provider Partners with Chicago Early-Childhood Institute | RYB, China's largest private daycare and preschool provider, is partnering with the Erikson Institute to train its employees in best practices.

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May 12, 2015 - Education Week
This Education Week special report takes a wide-ranging look at new efforts to address the challenges of early-grades reading instruction, particularly in light of the waning influence of the federal Reading First program.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
A school attendance program in Connecticut, a free preschool in Kansas, and summer learning programs in Illinois and Iowa are all part of an effort to ensure students read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Under the common core, teachers are building students' vocabulary skills by teaching words in context, rather than through word lists.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
Fifteen years after the National Reading Panel identified it as a pillar of reading instruction, fluency remains a neglected and somewhat misunderstood skill, according to experts.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
We must break the financial barrier that prevents poor children from participating in early-education programs, writes Nicholas Burnett.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
To prepare preschool teachers for the classroom, we need to look beyond conventional teacher education, argues Katharine B. Stevens.
May 4, 2015 - Education Week
A seminal study on the early word gap between the children of high school dropouts and those of college graduates has led to more nuanced findings about language development.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Two House education committee members demand to know why New York City’s Head Start grant was not suspended or revoked after inspections raised concerns about child safety.
April 20, 2015 - Education Week
Amid a national push to expand early education, officials in a number of cities work to combat chronic nonattendance among preschoolers, seen as a warning sign of issues in the later grades.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week

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