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Category: Preschool and Primary


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

With the Pandemic Shining New Light on Early Childhood Educators, Proponents Look to ‘Radical’ Changes

January 14, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

Along with Dolly Parton, good weather, well-stocked toilet paper aisles and the “stop video” function on Zoom, the pandemic has brought a newfound appreciation—reverence, even—for early childhood educators. Families, fellow educators and the general public have begun to see just […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Distanced Play. No Hugs. How Everyday Child Care Routines Are Changing.

December 21, 2020

Via: Ed Surge

“Circle time” conjures an image of children sitting close together, cross-legged, on a brightly colored rug as a teacher guides them through the day’s routines and lessons. The kids might be asked to describe what the weather is like, verbalize […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

The Social Institute Unveils Curriculum for 4th Graders on SEL

December 14, 2020

Via: eSchool News

The Social Institute today announced that it has expanded its pioneering social-emotional learning curriculum to meet the needs of fourth grade students, available beginning in January of 2021. The developmentally appropriate lessons come after requests from schools, and will focus […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Can kindergartners learn coding?

November 4, 2020

Via: eSchool News

We know early childhood is prime time for teaching new skills, ideas, and languages. But are kindergartners ready for computational thinking, problem solving, and coding? Our team took a trip to West Bend, Wisconsin, to visit a district that presented […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

After-school programs struggle to meet demand, find funding during pandemic, surveys say

September 29, 2020

Via: Education Dive

As social distancing ramped up last spring, many after-school programs moved from in-person to providing online activities in efforts to keep kids engaged. As of early April, three out of four after-school programs were not operating on a normal schedule. […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study shows major learning loss for grades K-2

September 22, 2020

Via: eSchool News

Students will likely experience 2 to 4 months of learning loss as a result of COVID-19 disruptions, especially in grades K-2, according to a new report. The findings from Illuminate Education highlight a need for additional instructional support this fall. […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Is it Safe to Send Your Kids to School?

September 2, 2020

Via: NY Times

This is the Coronavirus Schools Briefing, a guide to the seismic changes in U.S. education that are taking place during the pandemic. Sign up here to get the briefing by email. Today, we’re looking at the implications of New York […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Getting young students to wear masks is challenging — but not impossible

August 6, 2020

Via: Education Dive

When it comes to social distancing and mask protocols in schools, getting compliance from the youngest students may be one of the greatest challenges. Elementary students are often curious, restless and lack boundaries by nature, so discouraging them from touching […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Gallup: ‘Fragile’ communities don’t think local schools build on student strengths

August 6, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Vulnerable populations already considered at-risk prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic are now stretched even thinner by job losses, illness, lack of access to affordable healthcare, disruptions to the academic year and lack of access to resources that […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Pandemic Parenting Was Already Relentless. Then Came Summer.

June 26, 2020

Via: NY Times

American parents spend more time and money on their children than ever — and that was before the pandemic. Now, with remote school ending for the summer and a far-from-normal fall expected, parenting is becoming only more demanding. It’s not […]