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Category: Preschool and Primary


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Schools are expanding the application of design thinking

July 25, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Design thinking, defined in the article as “both a process and a mindset, a way of solving problems and of seeing the world,” has been used in the business world for years and is increasingly affecting education. The five steps […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Early childhood educators: Play is learning

July 16, 2018

Via: AFT News

Early childhood educators from several countries joined AFT members in a discussion about the importance of children’s play and the threat of privatization. Leading off the panel discussion was Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers member Rhonda Hall, who said it’s crucial […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Giving young students a solid start in math skills requires new thinking

July 10, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Early emphasis on math, in preschool and the primary grades is crucial. But several roadblocks persist, especially for schools with higher populations of English language learners. When teachers take a one-size-fits-all approach, that makes it hard for the students learning […]


Education Tech, Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Charter group focuses on teacher diversity

July 9, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While some charter schools are working to attract more white, middle class families in order to create less segregated classrooms, it’s also growing in importance for both charter and traditional schools to implement strategies that diversify the teaching workforce and […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Pre-to-3: Spreading awareness of early-childhood education — with Elmo’s help

June 8, 2018

Via: Education Dive

When the National Institute for Early Education Research releases its annual State of Preschool Yearbook every year, Kansas and Missouri don’t attract a lot of attention. Neither state has increased enrollment of 3- and 4-year-olds in public pre-K programs in recent years. […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary, Secondary Education

9 Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Students

September 22, 2017

Via: NY Times

Between the social-media-fueled pressure, college admissions madness and bullying culture, schools today can be a minefield. We collected some education-themed Op-Eds to help guide families as they settle into the new year. Teaching Peace in Elementary School Is your child […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Indiana weighs virtual preschool program

April 11, 2017

Via: Education Dive

Research has confirmed that the achievement gap starts as early as kindergarten. Students who don’t have access to formal early childhood programs — typically low-income students — often enter school behind their peers in literacy and math skills and other […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

This digital tool helps engage K-5 students

March 20, 2017

Via: eSchool News

Hobsons, a college and career readiness, admissions, and student success company, is launching a digital tool designed to help students in grades K-5 explore the connection between their interests, learning, and life ambitions. The program is built to complement Hobsons’ […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum

November 3, 2016

Via: eSchool News

In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years. “The ability […]


Educational Stages, Preschool and Primary

Report Details Pay Gap for Early Education Teachers

June 17, 2016

Via: Education News

The U.S. Department of Education and Health and Human Services has released a report that reveals a considerable gap in pay for early education teachers and the impact that such a pay gap has on schools’ ability to recruit and […]