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In Caroline Diaz’s Atlanta preschool, classrooms that used to be alive with songs, storytime, and play now sit empty.
In Caroline Diaz’s Atlanta preschool, classrooms that used to be alive with songs, storytime, and play now sit empty.
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School Climate & Safety Opinion What Happens to the Youngest Learners During This Crisis? Inside an Empty Preschool
Even during the coronavirus pandemic, early-childhood education must go on, writes preschool director Caroline Diaz. But it requires some big changes in thinking.
Caroline Diaz, April 16, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Classroom 'Circle Time' Moves Online During Coronavirus Pandemic
Virtual face time with teachers and classmates can be comforting for young children, experts say. Still, researchers caution against too much screen time.
Sarah Schwartz, April 3, 2020
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Professional Development Tough Childhood for Early Ed. Teachers Linked to Classroom Culture Difficulties
When teachers have experienced stressful events in their own childhoods, it could shape the way that they build classroom climate for their students, a study suggests.
Sarah Schwartz, February 26, 2020
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Student Well-Being Opinion Four Strategies for Getting the First 10 Years of a Child's Life Right
We must bridge the early gaps in education, health, and social services to give every child a chance to thrive, writes David Jacobson.
David Jacobson, February 4, 2020
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In a kindergarten class at Bruce Munroe Elementary School in the District of Columbia, students have a conversation in Spanish about how much things weigh. The District is the most-improved nationally since 2008 on the Chance-for-Success Index.
In a kindergarten class at Bruce Munroe Elementary School in the District of Columbia, students have a conversation in Spanish about how much things weigh. The District is the most-improved nationally since 2008 on the Chance-for-Success Index.
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School & District Management D.C. Gains Momentum in Boosting Opportunities for Students
The District of Columbia trailed behind most of the country in 2008 in offering students a chance for success. It's now No. 7, the nation’s most improved in that time.
Madeline Will, January 21, 2020
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Privacy & Security Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A breakdown of high-profile news stories you may have missed during the week.
October 6, 2019
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Curriculum Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study Finds
New research from Liverpool John Moores University in England found that learning about letter-sound interactions at home positively predicted young children's ability to count, calculate, and recognize numbers.
Sarah Schwartz, July 3, 2019
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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 How to Help Your Child Love Reading (Video)
Parents should read to their children. That's well established. But what's the best way to do that? Here's how.
Lisa Stark, March 18, 2019
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Colorado’s new Democratic governor, Jared Polis, has advocated for funds to enable all of the state's school districts to offer full-day kindergarten.
Colorado’s new Democratic governor, Jared Polis, has advocated for funds to enable all of the state's school districts to offer full-day kindergarten.
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Early Childhood New Governors Aim to Funnel Money Into Early Education
After campaigning on the expansion of preschool and other early-childhood programs, governors in California, Colorado, and elsewhere are reflecting those priorities in their budget pitches.
Christina A. Samuels, January 30, 2019
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Early Childhood Incoming California Governor to Seek Nearly $2 Billion in Early-Childhood Funding
Democrat Gavin Newsom, who takes office Jan. 7, plans to expand full-day kindergarten and child-care offerings in the state, according to media reports.
Christina A. Samuels, January 4, 2019
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Early Childhood Long-Term Study of Universal Preschool in Quebec Yields Sobering Outcomes
Researchers who found early negative impacts of participating in a universal child-care program in Quebec have shown that those impacts continue once children enter school and adolescence.
Christina A. Samuels, December 19, 2018
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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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School & District Management Are the Effects of State Pre-K Overrated?
A comparison of states' preschool enrollment and test scores, and a deeper look at Tennessee's pre-K program bolster arguments that prekindergarten is not the primary solution to closing the achievement gap.
Christina A. Samuels, July 18, 2018
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