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Category: Preschool and Primary


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report: Boston Public Schools makes strides in connecting pre-K, early grades

December 4, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The case study on BPS’ progression toward a stronger vision for connecting early childhood and the early grades comes as new research reinforces that consecutive years in high-quality classrooms contribute to more gains in early literacy skills and academic knowledge, […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Harvard researchers aim to answer lingering questions about early-childhood education

November 13, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Even though many policymakers and education leaders widely support early-childhood education programs, questions over the short- and long-term benefits of preschool continue. But research findings are often affected by how a study was designed, who was in the sample, and […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report: Pre-K ed apps often not grounded in developmental research

October 30, 2018

Via: Education Dive

As the world of education continues to shift, disrupters like technology shape how learning opportunities are offered to students, including the youngest learners. The popularity of and access to blended learning initiatives is rising, and as the rest of society […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Schools explore the best ways to gauge SEL skills

October 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

In the current data-driven educational climate, academic subjects, such as math and science, are more easily and reliably assessed, while social-emotional skills and growth are not as easily measured. In the past these areas have largely been assessed with parent […]


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

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

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

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 […]