Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 2:32pm
The automatic, across-the-board budget cuts have also resulted in pay cuts or layoffs for at least 18,000 employees of Head Start, which provides education, nutrition, and health services for children aged 5 and under.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 2:25pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 8:14am
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.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 3:17pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:01pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:58pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:02pm
A strong system of quality, early childhood education can address various graps in school success, as studies have shown consistently positive effects of preschool.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 4:06pm
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.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:00pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 3:47pm
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”.