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2008-10-01 03:00:22

When he was chairman of the Richmond School Board, Mark Emblidge visited kindergarten classrooms and heard teachers express a common concern over and over again, he recalled. The teachers could predict which children would have trouble learning to read by the skills they lacked when they started kindergarten. Now director of the Literacy Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University, Emblidge is working with Christopher E. Chin on a project to make sure children learn those skills before...

2008-09-26 15:00:36

By FEA, Sue in Queenstown A NEW childcare centre planned for Arrowtown might ease the backlog of more than 100 Arrowtown children waiting for a spot in child learning and care centres. The Queenstown Lakes District Council on Friday will consider a request from the Arrowtown Community Preschool to guarantee a $20,000 bank loan for its $733,000 childcare project. The preschool committee is applying to the Education Ministry next month for a discretionary funding grant to build a new...

2008-09-25 09:00:43

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Education Research recently released a report on the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research (PCER) initiative that shows Wright Group/McGraw-Hill's DLM Early Childhood Express supplemented with SRA/McGraw-Hill's Open Court Reading Pre-K has positive effects on reading, phonological awareness, and language in Pre-K - Kindergarten. The report, "Effects of Preschool Curriculum Programs on School Readiness," provides individual...

2008-09-22 12:00:31

By Barbara Hollingsworth By Barbara Hollingsworth THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Karen Larson sets one group of 5- and 6-year-olds loose with paint and glitter while students in four other centers get down to business. There is no way Larson could have run her classroom like this last year. For one thing, there simply wasn't space in the small, old kindergarten classrooms. And before Silver Lake Unified School District 372 moved to all-day kindergarten this fall, she didn't have as much time....

2008-09-19 15:00:00

By Nancy Hull Suzy Linebarger walked up the stairs with a 3-year-old girl. "One, two, three," Ms. Linebarger counted with each step. Ms. Linebarger, a parent educator with St. Joseph's Parents as Teachers, was walking with the girl during a preschool screening last month at the Keatley Center. Ms. Linebarger's face turned sad when she thought of all the parents who, in her 18 years of working with young children, don't do things like counting the stairs -- something that can help...

2008-09-18 03:00:20

By Katz, Stanley N GENERALIZATIONS about longitudinal collegiate assessment are difficult to make, and they are often problematic. For one thing, there is an incredible range of institutional types. Even if we were to stipulate a primary interest in fouryear liberal arts institutions, we would find that almost all colleges and universities lay claimhowever plausibly-to this designation. And apart from their differing educational structures and missions, institutions also differ in terms of...

2008-09-17 12:00:27

U.S. college enrollment rose by 17 percent to 17.1 million undergraduates and 3.4 million graduate students from 2000 to 2006, statistics show. The statistics, released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, includes two- and four-year colleges and universities and for the first time combines figures compiled from the bureau's Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey, census officials said in a release. Also revealed in the survey was that there were more students in...

2008-09-17 03:00:22

By Shanna Flowers shanna.flowers@roanoke.com 981-3220 In June, thousands of Roanoke-area high school seniors adorned themselves in colorful caps and gowns and reveled in the pageantry of pomp and circumstance. At commencements or other ceremonies for graduates, school administrators and principals saluted their students and waved many of them off to colleges and universities across the country. But as some of those high school students settle into college life, a disappointing reality...

2008-09-16 03:00:24

By Hickman, Gregory P Bartholomew, Mitchell; Mathwig, Jennifer; Heinrich, Randy S ABSTRACT. The authors examined the developmental pathways between high school graduates and dropouts. The authors obtained official school data via a random sample of 119 students enrolled across 4 cohorts. The authors postulated 2 research questions: (a) Do differences exist in the developmental pathways of high school graduates in comparison with high school dropouts? (b) If differences do exist in the...

2008-09-15 12:00:27

By Barbara Hollingsworth By Barbara Hollingsworth THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Jessica James' house looks every bit like a preschool. Her family room is painted bright yellow and filled with blocks and other toys, while her dining room is dark green with murals of prowling jungle animals. Seated in little chairs pulled up to short tables, the children under her care Friday carefully placed and sometimes piled beans onto lines of glue drawn on construction paper in the shapes of the letters...


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