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Schools watchdog group raps Hoboken (N.J.) pre-K wait list

Dozens of Hoboken parents who registered their 3- and 4-year-olds for pre-kindergarten in the city's public school system were surprised to receive a notice in the mail that said their kids have been placed on a waiting list.

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Detroit Public Schools to add 46 pre-K classrooms

Detroit Public Schools on Tuesday launched a universal pre-kindergarten initiative that will add 46 pre-K classrooms across the city, expanding early childhood offerings to eligible students.

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Private preschools see more public funds as classes grow

The preschoolers who arrived at school early for free breakfast on a recent morning quietly ate granola bars and yogurt as middle school students recited part of the rosary over the public address system.

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St. Vrain Valley's STEM education filters down to youngest thinkers

Inside IBM's sprawling campus, James Gould gazed at the water coursing through the device he and his colleagues had constructed from the tank of an old carpet cleaner, several clear plastic CD cases, cotton-like quilt batting and lots of duct tape.

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Early childhood education makes all the difference

We have known for years that too many children lack competencies fundamental to their school success. This unfortunately happens because of things they don’t learn by age 5—most notably in the areas of spoken language and literacy, self-regulation, social-emotional competence and early math.

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Early childhood: 4K needed in S.C.

A strong system of quality, early childhood education can address various graps in school success, as studies have shown consistently positive effects of preschool.

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Maine education groups testify in favor of statewide pre-K

Education groups testified in favor of a bill Friday that would make Maine one of a handful of states offering universal pre-kindergarten, a program that President Obama has advocated nationwide.

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NIEER Report Says Preschool Funding Reached 'State Of Emergency' In 2012

States are drastically underfunding programs for their youngest learners now more than ever, according to a report released Monday, even as researchers and policymakers increasingly point to pre-school as a ladder to the middle class.

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Americans Argue About the Need for Early Schooling

The first year of school in America, known as kindergarten, usually begins between the ages of five and six. Among rich countries such a late start is something of an anomaly. Barack Obama believes it is an economic and social problem; his education secretary goes as far as to say that it is “morally indefensible”.

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Massachusetts Towns Looking for Early Education Support

Framingham, Massachusetts' B.L.O.C.K.S. preschool program is in many ways the "front line" of education, says director Rosario Alvarez-O'Neil. "We're able to figure out what we need to do with each child," she said, giving those students a critical head start once they reach grade school. But up until now, the state's early childhood education infrastructure has been underfunded compared to the K12 system, preschool advocates say.

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