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Interview: The Role of Coaching in Helping Head Start Teachers Effectively Serve DLLs

September 20, 2019

Over the past several months, we have been writing about dual language learners (DLLs) in Head Start and how the program’s performance standards are being leveraged to better support multilingual children and their families. We have examined targeted program assessment tools, elevating the value of bilingualism, high-quality instruction and research on Head Start teacher’s perceptions…

5 years into ‘PRE4CLE,’ more Cleveland children enrolled in quality preschool, but more work needed

September 18, 2019

It has been five years since Cleveland launched a plan to improve kindergarten readiness. The preschool program is called PRE4CLE. The 5th annual report came out Wednesday.

U.S. Teachers and Students Are Tops for Time Spent in School

September 17, 2019

U.S. students and teachers alike spend significantly more time at school than their international peers, according to the latest  Education at a Glance  compendium by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

New PISD daycare allows Pre-K to expand classes

September 12, 2019
Palestine Herald-Press

After expanding its pre-K program by opening it to all four-year-olds, Palestine Independent School District needed five additional classrooms at Washington Early Childhood Center. The classrooms serve an added 88 students, pushing enrollment in PISD’s Pre-K program this year to 268.

How ESSA Could Complicate Rural Turnarounds

September 11, 2019

As rural districts work to turn around struggling schools identified for improvement under the Every Student Succeeds Act, they face the challenge of finding evidence-backed strategies that actually work in their particular contexts.

Tennessee lawmakers tell education chief to slow down on school accountability changes

September 11, 2019

Tennessee legislative leaders pumped the brakes Wednesday on Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn’s effort to revise the way the state judges its public schools.

How are Colorado’s kindergarteners doing? With hidden data, it’s hard to tell.

September 11, 2019

In 2016, amid pervasive worries about data privacy and governmental intrusion, the State Board of Education put the brakes on a proposal for a detailed public report showing whether Colorado kindergarteners are ready for school.

Preschool Shows Promise For Cincinnati Students

September 5, 2019

A new Cincinnati study shows low income and black children benefit the most from being in preschool. Several local organizations partnered to review Cincinnati Public Schools Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Literacy (KRAL). Kindergarteners take the KRAL before November so teachers can assess and teach to the instructional level of students. The data follows students who took…

TPS awarded $9.7 million to continue Head Start through 2024

September 4, 2019

The federal government just awarded TPS $9.7 million to keep this program up and running for 5 years.

New Jersey Tops National Ranking of Schools, While U.S. Earns a C

September 3, 2019
By Sterling C. Lloyd and Alex Harwin

New Jersey takes the top spot in the newly released “Quality Counts 2019,” the 23rd annual report card of state education systems issued by the Education Week Research Center, while the nation as a whole once again earns a C grade despite some jockeying for position among individual states. The report, the third of three…