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Category: Preschool and Primary


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Early-childhood advocates alarmed at growth of online preschool programs

October 12, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The petition posted by Defending the Early Years and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood asserts that “virtual preschool may save states money, but it’s at the expense of children and families.” It also ends with a plea for universal […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

New case studies feature superintendents leading early-childhood efforts

October 8, 2018

Via: Education Dive

According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 80% of U.S. superintendents who responded said their state doesn’t spend enough money on early care and education programs, and only 16% said every family in their state had access to a high-quality early […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Selective enrollment school in Chicago offers classical education model

September 10, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The new Bronzeville Classical School seems poised to be successful with its classical education model, a model that has seen success before, as well as the money spent on upgrading the school to compete with private and charter schools in […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Despite prevalence of 1:1 programs, districts still have much to consider

September 10, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Over half of classrooms today are estimated to be 1:1, according to research. And despite the amount of things that must be considered, schools and districts getting into the 1:1 device game today have plenty more examples of best practices […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: Private schools offer virtually no special advantages compared with public counterparts

September 6, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The 74 notes the prevailing idea of private schools and the private school life as glamorous, citing media and entertainment that reinforces that idea — from movies and books like “Harry Potter” and “The Catcher in the Rye,” centered around […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

With Michigan staring down a strict new literacy law, worries run high in Detroit

September 4, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Sixteen states plus D.C. require retention for students not reading at proficiency by the end of 3rd grade; 14 of those allow for conditional promotion. Research shows that students who have been retained, as early as kindergarten or as late […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

History lessons that include all cultures can boost learning

August 29, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When students do not see themselves reflected in course material, they can feel left in the margins. In history classes, in particular, inclusiveness is important as those who are left out of a story can be forgotten. Students want to […]


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 […]