Category: Preschool and Primary

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

This digital tool helps engage K-5 students

March 20, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Hobsons, a college and career readiness, admissions, and student success company, is launching a digital tool designed to help students in grades K-5 explore the connection between their interests, learning, and life ambitions. The program is built to complement Hobsons’ […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum

November 3, 2016

Via: eSchool News

In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years. “The ability […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report Details Pay Gap for Early Education Teachers

June 17, 2016

Via: Education News

The U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services has released a report that reveals a considerable gap in pay for early education teachers and the impact that such a pay gap has on schools’ ability to recruit and […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Harvard gets $35 million to study early childhood education

May 19, 2016

Via: Education Week

Harvard University has received a $35 million donation to help study early childhood education. The donation is the largest ever to Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. It comes from the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation. Harvard says the donation will be […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

A Preschool Program Works to Engage Low-Income Parents Early and Often

March 8, 2016

Via: MindShift

Access to quality preschool has become a hot topic in the US. Research indicates that the early years of a child’s life are critically important for development of language and numeracy skills, but access to high quality preschools is uneven across […]

Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Obama’s pick for Education focuses on states’ role

February 29, 2016

Via: Education Week

President Barack Obama’s nominee for Education Secretary told senators Thursday that the focus of decision-making on elementary and secondary education is “rightly shifting” to the states and away from the federal government. John B. King Jr. is poised to oversee […]

Preschool and Primary

What Is Lost When Kindergarten Gets More Academic?

January 19, 2016

Via: MindShift

A big new study provides the first national, empirical data to back up the anecdotes. University of Virginia researchers Daphna Bassok, Scott Latham and Anna Rorem analyzed the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, which includes a nationally […]

Education Tech, News, Preschool and Primary

zSpace launches virtual reality teaching tools

January 15, 2016

Via: eSchool News

Shuttle Computer Group and zSpace have teamed up to create a desktop virtual reality solution used in K-12 schools and universities. Their intent is to create a union of the latest technology that enhances the school experience and makes learning […]

Education Strategies, Education Tech, Preschool and Primary

Educational gaming expands in Florida district

January 14, 2016

Via: eSchool News

DimensionU’s educational gaming platform for math and literacy is expanding across 40 elementary and middle school after care sites in Florida’s Broward County. The DimensionU expansion kicked off in October 2015 and came about after two years of pilot programs […]

Education Tech, Preschool and Primary

LEGO Education’s WeDo 2.0 provides hands-on STEM learning

January 12, 2016

Via: Education Dive

LEGO Education WeDo 2.0, described as a “a hands-on science solution designed for elementary classrooms using a robot-based learning system,” launched at the International Consumer Electronics Show last week. The program uses traditional LEGO bricks in conjunction with software and […]