The New York Times highlights a new national study that preschoolers exposed to formal math and reading lessons come out ahead of preschoolers who don’t.
A study of Tennessee’s pre-K program shows that no only does academic gains not persist beyond Kindergarten, but those students perform worse.
Karen Effrem: The feds continue its long march to ensnare more of our children in its tentacles at an ever-younger age. “Baby Common Core” has reared its ugly head.
And it begins…. From SchoolBook a blog about New York City Schools: With the pre-kindergarten application season officially underway, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott was touting the early childhood program as an important first step in molding students under the Common Core learning standards. The key, he said, is fostering independence in the classroom at a […]
Because we don’t do enough standardized testing. The Des Moines Register reports that the 35-member early childhood task force recommends that all 4-year-olds enrolled in preschool be required to take the same test so they can keep better track of their progress. A 35-member early childhood task force on Thursday chose a test now used […]