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Category: Preschool and Primary


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Number crunching — and lots of listening— can bridge achievement gap between students of color

August 16, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The stakes are high for African-American boys, especially those from economically-disadvantaged households. They are more prone than their not only to falling behind in school, but having run-ins with the juvenile justice system. As adults, they’re more likely to be […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Survey: Most principals satisfied at their current school

August 7, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Effective principals can improve school climate, increase teacher retention rates and performance, and as a result, improve student achievement. However, to do that, most principals have to stay in place for more than a year or two. There are times […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Growth mindset may be key to smooth start in high school

July 31, 2018

Via: Education Dive

One-off “days of welcome” or brief orientations are unlikely to help high-risk students successfully take on the high-school transition. School leaders should look to bigger picture tools to smooth their way. For instance, Stanford University’s Project for Education Research that […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Schools are expanding the application of design thinking

July 25, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Design thinking, defined in the article as “both a process and a mindset, a way of solving problems and of seeing the world,” has been used in the business world for years and is increasingly affecting education. The five steps […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Early childhood educators: Play is learning

July 16, 2018

Via: AFT News

Early childhood educators from several countries joined AFT members in a discussion about the importance of children’s play and the threat of privatization. Leading off the panel discussion was Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers member Rhonda Hall, who said it’s crucial […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Giving young students a solid start in math skills requires new thinking

July 10, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Early emphasis on math, in preschool and the primary grades is crucial. But several roadblocks persist, especially for schools with higher populations of English language learners. When teachers take a one-size-fits-all approach, that makes it hard for the students learning […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Charter group focuses on teacher diversity

July 9, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While some charter schools are working to attract more white, middle class families in order to create less segregated classrooms, it’s also growing in importance for both charter and traditional schools to implement strategies that diversify the teaching workforce and […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pre-to-3: Spreading awareness of early-childhood education — with Elmo’s help

June 8, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When the National Institute for Early Education Research releases its annual State of Preschool Yearbook every year, Kansas and Missouri don’t attract a lot of attention. Neither state has increased enrollment of 3- and 4-year-olds in public pre-K programs in recent years. […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

9 Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Students

September 22, 2017

Via: NY Times

Between the social-media-fueled pressure, college admissions madness and bullying culture, schools today can be a minefield. We collected some education-themed Op-Eds to help guide families as they settle into the new year. Teaching Peace in Elementary School Is your child […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Indiana weighs virtual preschool program

April 11, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Research has confirmed that the achievement gap starts as early as kindergarten. Students who don’t have access to formal early childhood programs — typically low-income students — often enter school behind their peers in literacy and math skills and other […]