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Category: Preschool and Primary


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

Report: Overall pre-K spending grows, but few states make gains in quality, enrollment

April 17, 2019

Via: Education Dive

For the first time, overall spending on public pre-K programs across 44 states, the District of Columbia and Guam tops $8 billion, and 16 states increased per-child funding last year. But a sizable number of states — 18 — have […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: To reduce preschool expulsions, form stronger connections with parents

April 3, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii are among the states currently considering bills that would limit the suspension and expulsion of young children, either in preschool or in the early elementary grades. But lawmakers might not be considering the role of parent-teacher […]


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

Pre-to-3: Place-based early literacy initiatives giving families a sense of community pride

February 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Since 2012, families in Grundy County, Tennessee — northwest of Chattanooga — have been learning about lesser-known treasures in their rural community in partnership with the Yale Child Study Center, Scholastic and Sewanee: The University of the South. Discover Together […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study ties pre-K bullying to childhood depression

February 6, 2019

Via: Education Dive

According to research published in 2013 by Psychology Today, depression affects approximately 4% of preschoolers in the United States. That number is increasing each year as physicians and therapists become better equipped at identifying the symptoms of preschool depression, which […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Free digital guide provides practical SEL implementation tools for school leaders

February 5, 2019

Via: Education Dive

Educators, families and policymakers widely accept that social and emotional learning is an integral part of the educational process — not only for the impact it has on student learning in the classroom, but also for its growing relevance and […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Hero K12 Gets a Facelift and a New Edtech Acquisition

February 4, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

When Hero K12 acquired SchoolMint two years ago, it didn’t just buy some school enrollment software. It also got a new boss—and a new brand. In June 2017, Hero K12, based outside of Miami, received $150 million from BV Investment […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report aims to ‘untangle’ conflicting research on early learning programs

January 31, 2019

Via: Education Dive

It’s easy for educators following research on early-childhood education to get confused. District and school leaders that want to add or expand on-site preschool programs may especially be wondering how to best design a program when one study points to […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Lack of funding limits North Carolina pre-K initiative’s impact

January 22, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The recent report reinforces that most states are still a long way from providing universal access to well-designed pre-K programs, even though state lawmakers are likely to hear and consider plenty of early-childhood proposals this legislative season. And most will […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Study: Teaching advanced content in kindergarten doesn’t hinder students’ social skills

January 8, 2019

Via: Education Dive

When researchers at Vanderbilt University released findings showing students who attended Tennessee’s state-funded pre-K program were more likely than those who didn’t to be referred to special education, and were just as likely to be retained, they suggested teachers in […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Research ties pre-K, kindergarten nap time to stronger recall skills

December 19, 2018

Via: Education Dive

The research mentioned in this article echoes research published by the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. In that study, one of the same researchers, Rebecca Spencer, worked with colleagues to test the effect of naps on memory in preschoolers […]