Early Intervention

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Special Education Explainer A Guide to Special Education Terms
The number of students in special education has increased steadily in the last four decades. Here are some of the common terms used.
Brooke Schultz, May 21, 2024
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Student Achievement Spotlight Spotlight on Targeted Interventions & Academic Recovery
This Spotlight will help you investigate common interventions, implement effective learning recovery programs, and more.
November 15, 2023
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Early Childhood What's Behind the Gaps in Early Intervention Services—And What It Means for K-12 Schools
The GAO says better data could help remove barriers to accessing early intervention services.
Evie Blad, October 10, 2023
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says For Lead-Exposed Students, Early Intervention Can Reduce Harm to Their Learning
The interventions can help keep students on grade level, but for many, they come too late.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 9, 2022
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Special Education Hearing, Vision ... Autism? Proposal Would Add Screening to School-Entry Requirements
Nebraska legislators consider a first-in-the-nation mandate to assess all children for autism before the start of school.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 18, 2022
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Early Childhood 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.
Emma Patti Harris, April 3, 2019
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Early Childhood 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.
Lisa Stark, August 15, 2018
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Education Funding How Can 'Pay for Success' Models Support Special Education?
Pay-for-success funding approaches have mostly focused on driving down special education enrollment, but these public-private partnerships can also support special education programs, an advocacy organization says.
Christina A. Samuels, April 27, 2018
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Early Childhood Home-Visiting Study Explores Long-Term Benefits From Early Intervention
A re-evaluation of the Nurse-Family Partnership led by Nobel Prize-winning economist James J. Heckman shows that the home-visiting program has long-lasting positive effects on children, particularly boys.
Christina A. Samuels, July 24, 2017
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Early Childhood Revisiting the Benefits of a High-Quality Birth-to-Five Program
Nobel laureate James J. Heckman and a team of researchers has released an updated report on the benefits of a 1970s-era birth-to-five early learning program.
Christina A. Samuels, July 5, 2017
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Early Childhood Ed. Dept. Awards $3 Million for 'Pay For Success' Early Learning Feasibility Pilots
Eight communities will share in the money, which will be used to pay for studies to determine how best to support private investment in early-education programs.
Christina A. Samuels, January 10, 2017
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Early Childhood Early Intervention Pays Off for Disadvantaged Children, Says New Study
James J. Heckman, a Nobel-prize winning economist, has released a study showing significant benefits for a high-intensity program that intervened with children starting from infancy.
Christina A. Samuels, December 12, 2016
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Federal Federal Strategies Offered on Supporting Homeless Families With Young Children
Local and state agencies can best serve young children and their families by working together to provide comprehensive services, says a new federal policy statement.
Christina A. Samuels, November 2, 2016
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