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Finding the Right Fit for Ed Tech in the Early Years

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:09pm
The most useful and appropriate classroom technology can change as children move up the academic ladder from pre-K to 3rd grade.
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The Basis for Expanding Pre-K Is Weak

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:09pm
When weighing its costs against its benefits, universal preschool does not add up, David J. Armor says.
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Connect Children to the Classroom Early

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:08pm
There should be a stronger connection between research, what’s happening in schools, and pre-K-3 initiatives, Laura Bornfreund writes.
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Cultural Diversity a Critical Consideration for Native Students

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:08pm
For educational conditions and outcomes to improve for Native youths, early-childhood programs must consider cultural diversity, writes Susan C. Faircloth.
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Identify Key Elements of Kindergarten Success

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:07pm
Researchers should pinpoint what works best for students in today’s more academic kindergartens, says Heather E. Quick.
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Early Grades Crucial in Path to Reading Proficiency

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:06pm
States press to ensure that students from kindergarten on get the literacy support they need to meet 3rd grade reading milestones.
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Readiness Assessments Fuel Testing Jitters

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:06pm
The collection and use of data about just how prepared individual children are to enter kindergarten can be a ticklish proposition.
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Pressures Rise as Pace of Kindergarten Increases

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:05pm
As the push for academic content increases at the kindergarten level, educators weigh what's important and what's developmentally appropriate.
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States Graded on Indicators for Early Years

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:04pm
Quality Counts' new Early Education Index assesses participation in early-education programs and services, as well as equity and enrollment trends across the states.
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N.Y.C. Plows Forward on Pre-K Initiative

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:04pm
An ambitious push for university pre-K in the nation's largest public school system adds seats to programs in public schools and in community programs, as well as extending existing half-day spots.
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Schools Seek to Strike a Balance on Rigor in Early Years

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:03pm
Researchers are gaining new insights into how children learn from a rich history of studies of preschool programs in the past 50 years.
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Consensus on Early Ed. Value, But Policy Questions Remain

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:02pm
There's little disagreement nationally about the importance of early-childhood education, but settling on the right approach to funding and policy approaches is a different matter.
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A Fresh Approach to Ranking States on Education

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 7:59pm
The 19th annual edition of Education Week's Quality Counts includes a new take on the state report cards and provides a leaner format that focuses on educational outcomes from early childhood on up.
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How We Graded the States

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 6:29pm
For Quality Counts 2015, the Education Week Research Center graded the states in two critical performance and data categories that have been perennial features of the publication's report card.
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Politics, Fiscal Issues Frame Pa. School-Aid Debate

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:27am
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
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