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August 8, 2019
A new study questions whether Head Start still produces long-run gains seen in past research
“We’re using methods that have been accepted for a long time ... and now we’ve got a bunch of negative results,” said Dylan Lukes, a Harvard graduate student.
Movers & shakers
June 21, 2019
Monroe County hires Memphis pre-K director as superintendent
DeAnna McClendon, who was also being investigated after the Memphis district received anonymous complaints, will lead Monroe County Schools.
May 31, 2019
You don’t have to go to kindergarten in Indiana. But educators say it ‘levels the playing field’
Children in Indiana don't have to go to kindergarten, and it’s only been in recent years that the state has placed more value on this early childhood experience.
Paying for pre-K
May 10, 2019
Indiana charter schools face hurdles to offering pre-K. But some have figured out a way.
A handful of Indiana charter schools have looked to creative partnerships in order to provide pre-K programs.
February 21, 2019
As New York City’s public housing crumbles, pre-K centers go without crucial repairs
The tables where children would normally play had been dragged to create a makeshift barrier, blocking the 3- and 4-year olds from their…
February 4, 2019
In the push to extend mayoral control of schools, de Blasio highlights new pre-K dual language programs
New York City will open 47 new dual-language programs for pre-K students, an announcement that Mayor Bill de Blasio used as an opportunity…
January 25, 2019
Pre-K money could be diverted to other needs under Tennessee lawmaker’s bill
Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville wants local flexibility to shift pre-K dollars to other early childhood education needs.
Making the grade
January 23, 2019
New York City gets a gold medal for pre-K quality and access, new report finds
New York City’s pre-K program earns high marks when it comes to quality and access, according to a new report that ranks early…
January 23, 2019
New pre-K report gives Memphis bronze medal, Nashville gold
A new report on quality and access to early education programs across the country gives Memphis a bronze medal, mainly for providing prekindergarten…
January 16, 2019
Testing, vouchers, and pre-K: Tennessee legislature’s new ed leader weighs in
A Q&A with Rep. Mark White, the new chairman of Tennessee's powerful House Education Committee
January 15, 2019
Even after a court victory, few charter schools are expected to join New York City’s pre-K push
When visitors come to The Renaissance Charter School in Queens, Principal Stacey Gauthier often insists they stop by the pre-K classroom.
December 4, 2018
New early learning initiative brings Sesame Street lessons into Memphis classrooms
Dozens of grown-ups crowded into a meeting room Tuesday at an early childhood center in Memphis to celebrate a new partner in educating the city’s…
cradle to college
November 26, 2018
New York City aims for diversity, easier enrollment as education department moves to oversee programs starting in infancy
New York City is moving closer toward an overhaul of its early child care system that will put the education department in charge…
November 7, 2018
School funding, pensions, pre-K: Here are 8 education issues J.B. Pritzker will face as governor
Steinmetz High School in northwest Chicago, where Emily Jade Aguilar graduated last year, had just four school counselors. In a school of more…
October 11, 2018
Three big differences on Tennessee education between Dean and Lee
While the first two debates have been polite and cordial, sharp differences are emerging on hot-button education issues in the race to be governor.
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