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Category: Preschool and Primary


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report highlights need for new early ed public funding model as demand grows amid coronavirus crisis

March 26, 2020

Via: Education Dive

The report comes just two weeks after a national task force released a broad plan for redefining the work and preparation programs for those working in the early childhood education field. Leaders of the effort recommend early educators working in […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Washington kindergarten center prioritizes play

February 12, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Play is important, with research continually finding play-based practices positively impact student learning and development. Child development expert Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek argues children learn best when they are actively engaged socially and mentally and can connect what they learn in a […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: Preschool expansion leads to gains for Massachusetts children

January 16, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Massachusetts was one of 13 states in 2014 that received funds for expansion through the Preschool Development Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Another five received initial development […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pre-to-3: Head Start forges new partnerships to support children’s transition into kindergarten

January 10, 2020

Via: Education Dive

Transition into school is harder for new kindergartners — and their parents — when the family has never visited the new school, when they haven’t met the new teachers or other staff members, and when they are unfamiliar with the […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

At least 26 states, territories expected to receive federal funds to improve early learning

December 20, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the PDG program is jointly administered by both the U.S. Department of Education and HHS. Recipients of renewal grants now have three years to implement the strategic plans they have worked on over […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pre-to-3: Seattle’s voter-approved pre-K program receiving national attention

December 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

By next year, the state of Washington aims to see 90% of entering kindergartners considered ready for school and eliminate disparities in young children’s performance based on race and family income. The city of Seattle and Seattle Public Schools are […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

What if every child could start school ready?

November 11, 2019

Via: eSchool News

Children begin learning the moment they’re born. That means it’s never too early to begin setting children up for future academic success. When we talk to them and read to them, we expose them to a more literature-rich environment that […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Relay Graduate School trains pre-K teachers, but awareness of its approach remains limited

October 21, 2019

Via: Education Dive

A receptionist, an attendance clerk and a family liaison are among the Alief Independent School District employees answering the call to become pre-K teachers through a Relay Graduate School of Education teacher residency. The Texas district, outside of Houston, passed […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

October 17, 2019

Via: Education Week

Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released an analysis that says […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Addressing Elementary Achievement Gaps with EdTech

October 9, 2019

Via: Class Tech Tips

Can EdTech help address issues related to elementary achievement gaps in your classroom? Educational technology tools used strategically can alter how students interact with classroom resources. In elementary classrooms, the integration of digital resources can vary greatly. They might be […]