Pre-K & Early Childhood: Page 2


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    Ed Dept, HHS issue joint letter reiterating special ed requirements for young children

    While acknowledging pandemic challenges, a joint letter warned that delayed evaluations and placement concerns could run afoul of IDEA.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    Investigation finds safety violations among 27% of Head Start grant recipients

    A Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General report identified 454 incidents of abuse in facilities nationwide.

    By Updated Sept. 30, 2022
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    The K-12 Dive Outlook on 2023

    To help keep you up to speed, K-12 Dive has gathered our 2023 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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    California governor vetoes mandatory kindergarten bill

    Gov. Gavin Newsom said the $268 million cost made the proposal unworkable, even if the intentions are laudable.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Health and Human Services drops mask requirement for Head Start programs

    The universal mandate had remained in effect despite changes to COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    More at-risk children and families need voluntary home visits

    A Council For A Strong America report details how a federal home visiting program set to expire Sept. 30 serves a fraction of the families most in need.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    California may become 20th state to mandate kindergarten

    A bill on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk follows a drop in public school enrollment numbers largely attributed to the nation's youngest learners.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    Rising Leaders: 10 standout assistant principals and district leaders you should know in 2022-23

    These exceptional administrators make the grade on inclusive practices, curriculum innovation, data-driven decision-making and more.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    National Head Start Association says COVID-19 rule disruptive to programs

    The organization argues that conflicting mandates are creating barriers for children to access the federal early education programs.

    By Updated Aug. 19, 2022
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    Unstructured, longer play time called key to early learning

    Children learn valuable skills through play that contribute to pre-reading and math development, play advocates said.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    States invest pandemic relief funds into early education workforce

    Federal aid is being spent on compensation, mental health supports and professional development, an NASBE analysis shows.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    What can pre-K programs do to rebound from enrollment dips?

    Braiding revenues and working with partners are among options that can help improve early education access, said speakers at OSEP's annual conference.

    By July 21, 2022
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    Collaborations needed to boost K-12, higher ed enrollments

    Kentucky has brought together experts from early childhood through the workplace to strengthen the education pipeline.

    By July 15, 2022
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    U of Cincinnati to offer online nature-based early learning degree

    The number of nature-based preschools has more than doubled in the past three years.  

    By K-12 Dive staff • July 13, 2022
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    Self-directed lessons can help educators identify gifted learners

    Educators can identify gifted qualities at young ages when early reading, quickness in learning and other qualities may become apparent.

    By Lauren Barack • June 29, 2022
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    Study: Head Start provides opportunities to break cycle of poverty across generations

    Positive outcomes include higher educational attainment and decreases in teen pregnancy, but progress remains on diversity and inclusion, advocates say.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: The benefits and limits of the historic investment

    We’ve gathered all three parts of our series examining the goals stakeholders have for federal relief funds in one place for your convenience.

    June 14, 2022
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    'We can't out-pay Walmart': Head Start classrooms close after staff turnover

    In a survey, an overwhelming 90% of respondents said they had to close classrooms permanently or temporarily due to lack of personnel. 

    By June 3, 2022
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    Pfizer says 3 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine work in youngest children

    The drugmaker, along with partner BioNTech, plans to submit the new data to the FDA this week. The agency has scheduled a meeting for outside experts to review the data in mid-June.

    By Jonathan Gardner • May 23, 2022
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    Report: Professional development needed to address early childhood discipline disparities

    Colorado and Illinois are developing strategies to alleviate staff shortages and increased stress that contribute to the problem.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Pandemic to blame for first pre-K enrollment drop in 20 years

    Both enrollment and funding fell in 2020-21, but some states offset spending decreases by tapping federal relief funding, an NIEER report shows.

    By April 26, 2022
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    How can equity be prioritized in early ed quality metrics?

    A Trust for Learning resource offers guidance on how to more holistically consider the quality of programs for children ages birth to 8.

    By March 25, 2022
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    We want to hear about your school district's rising leaders

    For a second year, K-12 Dive's Rising Leaders is looking for trailblazing assistant principals and district leaders to spotlight.

    By March 24, 2022
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    SXSW EDU 2022: Our recap of Austin's ed innovation extravaganza

    We've rounded up all of our coverage from this year's show in one location for your convenience.

    March 22, 2022
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    Empathy versus empathic accuracy: what's the difference?

    Kognito uses experiential learning to demonstrate empathy vs. empathic accuracy.

    March 21, 2022
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    Why devaluing family child care deprives children's development

    A family child care expert shares how school leaders can benefit from working closely with a broader range of early childhood ed providers.

    By Janna Wagner • March 18, 2022