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Category: Preschool and Primary


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Times Have Changed. We Must Teach Children That Words Actually Do Hurt.

July 26, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

As a child, I was taught that sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. The truth is that society has changed. However, our mainstream education and societal training practices have not. The future of […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

North Carolina Education Corps and Littera Education Partner to Improve Reading Achievement for North Carolina K-3 Students

June 29, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The North Carolina Education Corps (NCEC) will partner with Littera Education to support and improve reading outcomes for thousands of North Carolina students who need to get back on track after more than two years of learning interruptions. Launched as […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Whole-body learning can boost children’s letter sound recognition — the first step toward reading

June 8, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Children who move while learning sounds of letters significantly improve their ability to recognize individual letter sounds. This is the conclusion of a new study conducted by the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and Denmark’s National […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

Whole child learning paves a path to success, teachers say

May 23, 2022

Via: eSchool News

An overwhelming majority of educators polled in a new survey say they believe students achieve success when schools make whole child learning a priority. Ninety-one percent of teachers participating in education nonprofit Gradient Learning’s national survey, say they believe students […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Community building activities in early elementary curricula key for foundational social skills

May 11, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

The early grades are an important period for seeding socialization and social development, where educators can integrate lessons and activities that can support both academic and social growth. Maurice Elias, professor of psychology at Rutgers University and director of the […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pandemic to blame for first pre-K enrollment drop in 20 years

April 26, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

A decades-long push to create capacity for universal access to preschool for all 3- and 4-year-olds was stunted by the pandemic, but the impact may have been much worse without federal rescue funds, according to speakers on a virtual press […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

3 strategies to address new school nutrition standards

April 26, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The summer of 2022 brings changes to school meal requirements for the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, as school nutrition programs transition from pandemic-era flexibilities—such as loosened restrictions around food preparation and packaging—back to pre-pandemic requirements. […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

With family engagement, universal pre-K will be a success in 2022

January 21, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The next few years could be a turning point for those of us involved in early education, and even for education in general. As part of the American Families Plan, President Biden is aiming to set aside $200 billion to […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Kids Use Play To Communicate. Here’s Why Adults Need To Pay Attention.

January 4, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Throughout my 20 years in the field of early childhood development, in the classroom and as a kids’ show host, I have observed that a young child in focused, self-guided, open-ended play is like a lucid dreamer. Consider how our […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ Bill Could Decimate the Child-Care Landscape

December 16, 2021

Via: Education Next

Senate Democrats are planning a vote on a version of President Joe Biden’s $1.75 trillion “Build Back Better” bill sometime in the coming weeks or months. The Democratic House has already passed its version of the bill, which includes over […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Ed Dept announces communities of practice to accelerate learning, support kindergartners

December 3, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

The communities of practice aim to help school systems build capacity to implement interventions so the efforts best address students’ needs. State education systems were invited to apply to participate. “Students across the country have felt the impact of school […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Analysis: Pre-K enrollment rose prior to pandemic

November 29, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

Spending on preschool programs surpassed $9 billion for the first time in 2019-20 across 44 states that funded preschool and Washington, D.C., according to a separate report by the National Institute for Early Education Research. Leading up to this time […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Early childhood education training needs investment, higher ed leaders say

November 17, 2021

Via: K-12 Dive

The report emphasizes the importance of early childhood education, especially during the pandemic, when it says “child care was more readily acknowledged as essential to the economy.” The pandemic heavily exacerbated teacher shortages. Education organizations wrote to Congressional leaders drawing […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Early Childhood Education Is at an Inflection Point. We’re Doubling Down on Our Coverage of the Field.

October 27, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

The early childhood education system in the United States is fundamentally broken. In a sector that rarely sees quality, affordability and availability offered in the same place, that is more a statement of fact than it is a subjective viewpoint. […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

3 activities that will turn classroom robots into SEL power tools

October 22, 2021

Via: eSchool News

If I had one teaching tool at my disposal in a classroom besides pencils, papers, and books, it would be an educational robot. A robot is the single most engaging learning tool I’ve used with students. It appeals to children […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

4 SEL success tips for elementary schools

October 5, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Five years ago, we had about 900 students in our K-5 elementary school, with roughly 40 percent of them either eligible for free or reduced lunch. Being in a geographic area that’s challenged by generational poverty and other socioeconomic issues, […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Building student resilience yields positive mental health behaviors

September 8, 2021

Via: eSchool News

There is an oft-cited parable in children’s mental health about two individuals fishing on the banks of a river. In the midst of their outing, they notice a child in the middle of the river, struggling to stay afloat and […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Can Colleges Help Early Childhood Teachers Go Back to School?

June 22, 2021

Via: Ed Surge

The clock is ticking in Washington, D.C. By the end of 2023, workers who teach the littlest learners in the nation’s capital will be required to have advanced credentials in early childhood education. For some teachers, this feels like pressure. […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

June 9, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia Core5 Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Lexia PowerUp Literacy (PowerUp) has also been approved for intervention courses in grades six […]


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

How to help children develop executive functioning skills

June 7, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Math. Social studies. Science. There’s no shortage of important topics the U.S. education system imparts on our youth. And yet, there is a set of skills that’s not given enough attention in the classroom: Executive functioning. Executive functioning is the […]