Rendell Skeptical About Mayor Kenney's Soda TaxEd Rendell is skeptical whether the proposed soda tax can meet expectations.
Young Teachers Turned Off By TestingHeavy testing in lower grades is causing young teachers to consider leaving the field.
Study Indicates Many Kids Aren't Ready When It Comes Time For KindergartenA study from the University of Virginia found that one in three young children rated poorly on kindergarten readiness.
Study Gives Good Reason For Full Day Of PreschoolAccording to a University of Minnesota study, kids who attend a full day of preschool are better prepared for kindergarten and beyond.
Pa. Lawmaker Pushes To Make Kindergarten Mandatory in Public SchoolsPennsylvania and New Jersey are among the six states that do not have a law requiring school districts to provide kindergarten for young students.
Mullica Teacher Fights For Job After Reporting Incident Involving 2 Kindergarten StudentsMore than a 100 people came out to Wednesday night’s school board meeting. The vast majority came to support Mascio who’s been teaching here for 16 years.
Dom Giordano Talks With Montco Deputy DA About Father Who Illegally Enrolled Child In Suburban SchoolDom Giordano spoke with Montgomery County Deputy District Attorney Steve Latzer regarding a conclusion in the case against a family who illegally enrolled their kindergarten student in the Lower Moreland School District.
NJ Teachers Union Questions Governor Christie’s Push For A Longer School DayGovernor Chris Christie is pushing for a longer school day and year for all New Jersey kids. It’s an idea that has the state’s teachers union asking some serious questions.
Oklahoma Investing In Early Childhood EducationWith every 4-year-old having access to free high quality kindergarten, and younger kids from some disadvantaged families getting access to full-day year-round nursery school, Oklahoma is investing in its children.
Longterm Value Of Preschool ExperienceA newly released study concludes that children, particularly those from low income households, who attend preschool are less likely to later depend on taxpayer-funded services as adults.
Brotherly Love: Students Craft Chairs For KindergartenIt's not every day a middle schooler goes back to kindergarten, but last week on Dr. Seuss' birthday, that's what a bunch of middle school-age kids did.
Overhauling Early EducationThe PreK-3 movement is ambitious, with connecting objectives -- universal access to free public preschool, mandatory full day kindergarten and a seamless curriculum from PreK through third grade with increased parental involvement.