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2009-06-24 07:05:00

Early Reading Program Will Enhance Grade-Level Reading Skills For Over 3,000 Kindergarten and 1st Graders In All 12 District Elementary Schools beginning September, 2009 FLORENCE, Ky., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Headsprout Early Reading(TM), a leading scientifically-developed online reading program that enhances basic reading skills, today announces that the Boone County School District has approved the Headsprout Early Reading program for all of the 3,000+ Kindergarten & First Graders, in...

2009-06-08 15:45:51

Early childhood development researchers have discovered that a simple, five-minute self-regulation game not only can predict end-of-year achievement in math, literacy and vocabulary, but also was associated with the equivalent of several months of additional learning in kindergarten.Claire Ponitz from the University of Virginia and Megan McClelland of Oregon State University assessed the effectiveness of a game called the Head-Toes-Knees-Shoulders (HTKS) task, which is a new version of the...

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2009-06-05 01:15:00

An Israeli researcher tired of seeing her children sick says if teachers are taught the importance of hand washing, more children wash their hands. Dr. Laura Rosen of Tel Aviv University's School of Public Health said her preliminary study of 40 pre-schools and kindergartens had shown that teachers were often unaware of the direct connection between hand washing and health. Rosen's study, published in Health Education Research, found pre-lunch hand washing in participating schools increased...

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2009-06-02 07:30:00

Many children who are retained in kindergarten, first or third grade for academic reasons do not subsequently receive a document outlining the individualized special education services they should receive, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Each year, 5 percent to 10 percent of American students are retained at the same grade level, according to background information in the article. One in 10...

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2009-05-26 07:20:00

Addressing early attention problems could boost high school graduation rates As thousands of students nationwide prepare to leave high school, a UC Davis study appearing online today in the June issue of the medical journal Pediatrics shows a clear link between attention problems early in school "” as early as kindergarten "” and lower high school test scores. "In our study, a child's inability to pay attention when they start school had the strongest negative effect on how they...

2009-05-15 09:49:32

Young children learn how to speak and understand language from the words parents speak at home and teachers speak in preschool. A new longitudinal study has found that their preschool classmates also play a part.The study, by researchers at the University of Virginia and Ohio State University, is published in the May/June 2009 issue of the journal Child Development.The researchers took a look at more than 1,800 preschoolers in over 450 pre-kindergarten classrooms in 11 U.S. states. They...

2009-02-17 12:00:00

University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication Finds Curriculum Benefits Teachers and Students JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Mississippi preschoolers at risk for reading failure make significant gains in reading skills after using an educational curriculum based on the award-winning PBS series, Between the Lions. Through the Between the Lions Preschool Literacy Initiative, Mississippi Public Broadcasting has provided lessons, books and DVDs of episodes to more...

2009-01-26 18:21:11

Children's playtime is a fundamental way youngsters can learn, an education professor in Illinois says. University of Illinois Professor Anne Haas Dyson said unstructured playtime in preschool and kindergarten may actually stunt a child's development. In a statement, she said playtime for children is a fundamental avenue for learning. She also said bombarding children with new information may be counterproductive. That approach doesn't appreciate the role of play and imagination in a child's...

2009-01-22 13:30:00

MRC members to be placed at sites across the state to help at-risk students learn to read SAINT PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, Minnesota Reading Corps exceeded its ambitious recruitment goal, enlisting and placing a record 367 AmeriCorps members in Minnesota schools for the 2008-2009 school year. But the need for trained reading tutors continues to increase. To help ensure that all of the state's children are on track to read, Minnesota Reading Corps has increased its...

2008-12-03 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In her new book, "Changing the Odds for Children at Risk," Dr. Susan Neuman, professor at the University of Michigan School of Education writes, "We need to recast our priorities, to fund programs that have solid evidence of results-programs that stake their reputation on their abilities to exponentially improve the performance of at-risk children." Neuman brings a unique perspective to this effort as her life's work has taken her from...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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