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Early Childhood The State of Teaching Young Kids Are Struggling With Skills Like Listening, Sharing, and Using Scissors
Teachers say basic skills and tasks are more challenging for young students now than they were five years ago.
Madeline Will, June 3, 2024
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Teaching Profession Video Teaching 'My Friends' Kids': An Alaska Educator With Deep Community Ties
This Alaska educator now teaches at the elementary school she once attended. It's a position ripe with rewards, and some challenges.
Catriona Ni Aolain, March 6, 2024
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Special Education Video Inside an Inclusive Classroom: How Two Teachers Work Together
This model for inclusive education benefits students of all abilities, and the teachers instructing them.
Catriona Ni Aolain, March 6, 2024
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School Choice & Charters More Young Kids Opted for Private School After COVID Hit
Newly released federal data shed light on where some students who left public schools during the pandemic ended up.
Mark Lieberman, December 6, 2023
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Photo of an empty chair and table in a pre-k classroom.
School & District Management What the Research Says Kindergarteners Haven't Returned. Here's How That May Prolong Academic Recovery
A third of schools' recent enrollment drop can't be explained by an aging population or switches to nonpublic schooling, a new paper finds.
Caitlynn Peetz, August 8, 2023
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Students participate in a pre-kindergarten class at Alice M. Harte Charter School in New Orleans on Dec. 18, 2018. Charter schools, which are publicly funded and privately operated, are often located in urban areas with large back populations, intended as alternatives to struggling city schools.
Students participate in a pre-kindergarten class at Alice M. Harte Charter School in New Orleans on Dec. 18, 2018.
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Early Childhood Why Parents 'Redshirt' Their Kids in Kindergarten
Parents have a number of reasons why they decide to delay their children's school entry, but it's not always a good idea.
Lydia McFarlane, July 26, 2023
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Teaching Video Teachers, Try This: Use Restorative Justice to Solve Student Conflicts
In this kindergarten classroom, students learn conflict resolution skills through a short restorative justice practice.
Kaylee Domzalski, July 5, 2023
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School & District Management Why Kindergarten Attendance Matters for the Whole School
Chronic absenteeism in kindergarten has academic consequences for students by 3rd grade—and not just for the students missing school.
Denisa R. Superville, May 18, 2023
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Special education teacher assisting a diverse group of elementary students in art class.
Special Education Young Children Were Massively Overlooked for Special Education. How Will Schools Respond?
Forty percent fewer preschoolers received special education services during the pandemic. Schools deal with the fallout.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 17, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion Can Computer Coding Be Used to Teach Values? This Scholar Thinks So
Professor Marina Umaschi Bers argues that schools can teach computer coding in ways that develop character and technical skills.
Rick Hess, April 13, 2022
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Early Childhood Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Early Learning?
Answer 7 questions to discover how much you know about early learning.
March 14, 2022
Early math programs add support, research suggests.
Mathematics What the Research Says These Early Math Supports Translated to Gains Later on for Vulnerable Students
A new study shows how a combination of preschool and kindergarten math supports led to better achievement and less absenteeism in 3rd grade.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 10, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Yes, Remote Learning Can Work for Kindergartners
It’s hard to believe, but my 5- and 6-year-olds may have had a more successful 2020 than many adults, writes one kindergarten teacher.
Sydney Linderman, August 24, 2021
4 min read
Illustration of a young student.
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Teaching The Tough Task Ahead for 1st Grade Teachers
Many children missed out on kindergarten or experienced a more disrupted version. Now, 1st grade teachers will have to fill in the gaps.
Madeline Will, June 22, 2021
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