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Category: Preschool and Primary


Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Formal Education, Preschool and Primary

Kids Count: No growth in pre-K enrollment, 8th-grade math proficiency

June 17, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The Kids Count Data Book, an ongoing project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has been a useful resource for educators and policymakers because it puts indicators of academic achievement in a broader context, covering topics of economic well-being, health, […]


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

Inviting dads to schools boosts parent involvement, classroom initiatives

May 13, 2019

Via: Education Dive

The benefits of parental involvement in a child’s education are undeniable. However, getting parents involved in the school community can be a challenge. Busy parents can be too tied up in their work and other schedules to make time to […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Why Social-Emotional Learning Is Suddenly in the Spotlight

May 7, 2019

Via: Ed Surge

Growing up can be tough. As young people’s bodies and brains are changing rapidly, they’re also grappling with new ideas and influences that will shape who they become. Kids today might actually have it worse, thanks to technology. They’re going […]


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 […]