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Why Minority Children Cannot Learn Math

Posted on March 03, 2012

EDITOR'S NOTE: In medicine, the public demands that practitioners be knowledgable of and use proven, research-evidened practices. To do anything less would be considered malpractice, resulting in harm to the patient and litigation against the practitioner. In education, practitioners are often allowed to use pseudo-science, and teaching strategies that reinforce their biases, opinions and comfortable teaching styles, even when the evidence shows that many practices are ineffective and

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RTI National Online Forum: Implementing RTI in Early Childhood Settings

Posted on February 02, 2012

This 80-minute webcast features a stimulating conversation with key experts on the role RTI can play in child development through high quality instruction and targeted interventions matched to children’s learning needs. As educators across the country move toward implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in early childhood settings, they face many questions about the steps they should take to ensure effective implementation. In this webinar, four nationally recognized experts provide soun

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Fiction or Informational Text for Kindergartners?

Posted on February 02, 2012

Which Will Kindergartners Choose? Literacy research cites many reasons why nonfiction/informational texts should be included in primary classrooms. The availability of nonfiction texts can motivate some children to read. Also, price incorporating nonfiction texts in the early grades helps children develop the literacy skills they need to read and write informational texts in later grades. Author: Marlene Ponte Correia Download the PDF Article HERE>

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Does Movement Foster Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Preschoolers?

Posted on February 02, 2012

Creative movement is an ideal way to help young children develop critical- thinking and problem-solving skills. Most young children are, viagra approved doctor by nature, extremely physical. They delight in exploring the world with their bodies and expressing their ideas and feelings through movement. When presented with movement ideas or problems that can be solved with a movement response, many young children create movement spontaneously. Furthermore, linking movement experiences with l

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Preschool Saves us Money, but how Much?

Posted on January 01, 2012

President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have often claimed that the “return on investment, this ” or ROI, side effects for pre-k is 10-to-1, drug meaning there is a $10 payoff in the future for every dollar invested today in pre-kindergarten education. Both advocates and opponents of publicly funded pre-k often cite such figures, which can range from lows of about 1.5-to-1 to highs in the upper teens. Returns on investment are calculated by performing cost-benefit analy

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Checklist: Kindergarten or Prekindergarten?

Posted on January 01, 2012

Should a young child getting ready for school be placed in kindergarten, or a developmental kindergarten program? It's a question many parents struggle with, whether their child is a bit young, or just struggling with such tasks as recognizing letters. The answers are a little easier to come by with the use of a “kindergarten readiness checklist” developed by local educators. The checklist evaluates children on a scale of 1 to 4 in 28 areas and is being used by kindergarten teacher

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Study: Pre-K Crucial to Best 3rd Grade Reading Outcomes

Posted on January 01, 2012

In the face of state cutbacks to early-childhood programs, school districts might find themselves wondering whether to invest their own scarce funds in preschool or in full-day kindergarten. A study out today has a clear message: If you want to maximize the chances of strong 3rd grade reading results, preschool programs in combination with full-day kindergarten is the way to go. But if that's not possible, it's better to go with pre-K and half-day kindergarten than relying solely on all-day

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What Makes a Quality Preschool?

Posted on November 11, 2011

It might seem like preschool is all about naps and playtime, but the latest research shows that early classroom experiences can have a major impact on later learning and academic performance, especially when it comes to language. David Dickinson, a professor of teaching and learning at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, reported in the journal Science that the quality and type of experiences in preschool can make a difference in how a child's linguistic skills develop. Specifical

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Preschool Participation: Lowered Poverty, Substance Abuse, Incarceration as Adults

Posted on October 10, 2011

To cut crime, raise education and income levels, and reduce addiction rates among the poor, no program offers more bang for the buck than preschool, as a new study published in Science demonstrates. The long-term study followed 1,539 children born in 1979-80. They lived in the lowest-income neighborhoods of Chicago, where nearly 40% of residents live below the poverty line; most of the children were African American. More than 950 of the families in the study participated in Chicago's Ch

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More iPads for Preschools, Kindergartens

Posted on September 09, 2011

Finger paints, picture books and iPads—the newest classroom tools for some preschools, kindergartens. Despite tight budgets, 'this is teaching to their world,' educator says. Dozens of preschool and kindergarten teachers are adding iPads to their classroom stocks of pencils and paints in an effort to hook young learners with the newest technology craze at the same time—or even before—their parents adopt it. "This is teaching to their world," said Superintendent Linda Vieth of Su

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