Pre-K & Early Childhood: Page 2

  • State assessments must go on: How will districts prepare?

    States must administer tests, with flexibilities, despite COVID-19, but education leaders say there are many hurdles to overcome even with options.

    By Feb. 25, 2021
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    3 summer program strategies to address learning loss, support emotional health

    Despite logistical and funding hurdles, districts are using summer programs to try different instructional approaches and build community partnerships.

    By Feb. 2, 2021
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    The K-12 Dive Outlook on 2022

    To help keep you up to speed, K-12 Dive has gathered our 2022 outlook coverage as a one-stop resource on the trends and leaders to watch in the months ahead.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    Biden's gambit: Will schools be ready to reopen in 100 days?

    The proposal's success depends on a number of key factors, including federal and local politics, COVID-19 vaccine distribution and parents, experts say.

    By Jan. 19, 2021
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    Groups recommend 5 strategies to reform early ed professional development

    A need for more high-quality early educators and the desire for workforce diversity are sparking calls for a stronger system.

    By Jan. 7, 2021
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    Are Biden's early education goals too ambitious?

    While there’s a lot of pent-up desire to expand pre-K access, challenges exist in making President-elect Joe Biden’s plans a reality.

    By Jan. 6, 2021
  • These 8 trends will impact schools in 2021

    With the effects of multiple crises likely to linger at all levels for years to come, these key factors will influence the direction of schools in the coming year.

    By , , Jan. 4, 2021
  • Is $54.3B in COVID-19 relief funding enough for K-12 schools?

    The new federal funding for schools is greater than provided under the CARES Act, but Congress' refusal to provide more money to state and local governments has K-12 leaders concerned about education budget cuts. 

    By Updated Dec. 22, 2020
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    CDC: Head Start is model for safe early ed programming amid COVID-19

    CARES Act funding and federal flexibilities allowed centers to offer in-person learning, but not without challenges. "We are updating our plan every week," one director said.

    By Dec. 21, 2020
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    Night kindergarten class meets needs of working families during the pandemic

    Concerns about absences and students’ difficulties with participating in daytime classes led to the development of KIPP NJ’s Evening Learning Program.

    By Dec. 14, 2020
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    Schools get creative to enroll, retain youngest students during pandemic

    With preschool and kindergarten attendance dipping this year — in some areas significantly — schools are implementing multiple strategies to keep learning and funding continuing.

    By Dec. 2, 2020
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    Daily Roundup: Other news from around K-12

    FTC to crack down on ed tech companies' student data practices. GAO report details efforts to assist military families with students with disabilities.

    By Updated May 20, 2022