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States Are Ratcheting Up Reading Expectations For 3rd-Graders

Monday, July 15, 2019

From NPR: “One out of six students who are not reading proficiently by fourth grade, according to a study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, don’t graduate from high school on time. That rate is four times greater than that of proficient readers.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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How To Feed Kids, Without Resorting To ‘Kid’ Food

Friday, July 12, 2019

From The Washington Post: “Having a separate food category for children implies that children can’t or shouldn’t eat what everyone else eats. Decades of research, as well as other cultures, show that’s not true.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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America Must Focus on the Early Childhood Education Workforce

Friday, July 12, 2019

From The Hill: “Child care and education programs are a way to fight intergenerational poverty, yet the very professionals responsible for caring for children and helping to break that cycle are often living in poverty themselves.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Study: To Reduce Preschool Expulsions, Form Stronger Connections With Parents

Thursday, July 11, 2019

From Education Dive: “Disciplinary practices in which a child is removed from school can be reduced through encouraging early and ongoing interactions with parents, as well as through professional development that ‘promotes empathy toward parents and gives teachers skills for working with parents facing different challenges,’ the authors write.” Read the full article here. View more articles… Continue Reading Study: To Reduce Preschool Expulsions, Form Stronger Connections With Parents

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10 Shows For Kids That Are Actually Educational

Thursday, July 11, 2019

From Insider: “Some series exist as pure entertainment but others are actually designed to help kids better adjust to the world, teaching them valuable life lessons and useful educational concepts.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.