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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...

2008-11-06 11:17:49

Tonight, Knowledge Universe, the nation's leading provider of early childhood education and care, will honor its 2008 Early Childhood Educator Award winners during a special reception at the 2008 annual National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) international conference. Five exemplary teachers, chosen from more than 40,000 Knowledge Universe educators, were presented with this prestigious award at surprise ceremonies at their centers earlier this fall, each receiving...

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2008-11-05 09:15:00

Fifteen recent college graduates dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young children have been accepted into the 2008-2010 class of Pearson Teacher Fellows, working with Jumpstart, a national nonprofit organization, to teach preschool in low-income communities across America. The announcement was made today at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conference. The Pearson Teacher Fellowship gives high caliber college graduates the professional, financial,...

2008-10-15 18:59:37

Citing the proven benefits of preschool education, an official from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the California Assembly's Judiciary Committee Chairman urged Los Angeles area business leaders today to support efforts to expand access to Early Childhood Education throughout Los Angeles County. Rob Grunewald, Associate Economist with the Federal Reserve Bank, and Assemblyman Dave Jones, D-Sacramento, told business leaders that the business community has much to gain from...

2008-10-10 12:00:32

Two recent stories reflected a dilemma over early childhood education. One article showed that the number of Kansas students enrolled in full-day kindergarten nearly tripled in the past 10 years as legislators pumped money into public education. In the other story, a national advocacy group issued a report ranking Kansas among the five worst states for parents seeking a high-quality, state-funded education program for children of pre- kindergarten age. The pre-K story said Kansas spends...

2008-10-09 21:00:31

Braintree The Braintree School Department will seek a state grant that would allow two full-day kindergarten classes to start next fall. In a 6-1 vote Monday, the school committee gave Superintendent Peter Kurzberg approval to apply for a $30,000 grant. School officials still must find money in the next budget to pay for additional expenses to cover salaries and other costs. Committee member David Cunningham, who opposed the measure, said the school department has other needs that...

2008-10-08 21:00:23

By Sue Ter Maat smaat@@dailyherald.com Prospect Heights Elementary District 23 will try a full-day kindergarten pilot program next school year for at-risk students. Two full-day kindergarten classes - one at Ross Elementary, one at Eisenhower - will be offered to parents whose children scored in the bottom 20 percent on special assessment tests given to next fall's incoming kindergartners on April 25, officials said. Hours for full-day kindergarten will be the same for the rest of the...

2008-10-06 15:00:32

By SHARON KILEY MACK; OF THE NEWS STAFF PITTSFIELD - Starting next fall, any school district that voluntarily holds a pre-kindergarten program for 4-year-olds must provide transportation to and from school for those children, even if their parents choose not to have them ride. The result could be millions of dollars in additional costs to Maine schools and bus companies. Because of the young age and small stature of these pupils, the expenses include retrofitting buses to include...

2008-10-01 06:00:43

By Fiona MacLeod NURSERY school in Scotland has traditionally been seen as time for fun, before the real hard work starts. However, a growing emphasis on early years has opened up the question of what constitutes early years education. The new school Curriculum for Excellence covers a wider age range - from three-18 years - than the five-14 range in the guidelines it replaced. As a result, teachers say they are needed more than ever in nurseries. Councils, however, are replacing them...


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