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Pre-K: Decades Worth Of Studies, One Strong Message

NPR CLAUDIO SANCHEZ May 3, 20176:00 AM ET Shannon Wright for NPR Some of the nation’s top researchers who’ve spent their careers studying early childhood education recently got together in Washington with one goal in mind: to cut through the fog of studies and the endless debates over the benefits of preschool. They came away […]


Here We Go Again? How a Government Shutdown Could Impact Schools

Education Week On April 28, the measure Congress approved late last year to keep the government funded for fiscal 2017—known in Beltway lingo as a “continuing resolution”—will expire. Without it, major parts of the government will cease to operate. President Donald Trump’s administration has sent lawmakers a spending proposal that would cover the rest of […]


Preschool Quality Makes Big Impact on Smallest L.A. County Residents

Multi-year Research Study Data Reveals a Nurturing Environment is Critical for Young Children from Spanish-language Households Learning English LOS ANGELES — First 5 LA released the latest edition of the Universal Preschool Child Outcomes Study (UPCOS), highlighting the impact quality teachers, nurturing environments and interactive and tailored approaches to learning have on children, in particular for […]


California still has a way to go in offering ‘full-day’ preschool

EdSource released a new report  titled “Early Learning Time: Accessing Full Day Preschool and Kindergarten in California,” which examines the state’s progress in providing full-day preschool and the current financial disincentives to offering a full-day program built into the way California funds these programs. In part two, we will look at full-day kindergarten. Despite continuing […]


Digital app helps to boost vocabulary of English learners in Napa preschools

In Napa County, where most children enrolled in state-subsidized preschool are native Spanish speakers, educators introduced an app-based program to build the vocabularies of their youngest learners, particularly English learners. Creating an atmosphere where there is interaction is key to helping a child learn new vocabulary words, said Mariel Kyger, a research analyst with Los […]