Local DAs: “Pay Now For Pre-K or Pay Later For Crime”There was a show of support Wednesday morning for the expansion of “Pre-K” and early childhood education, as advocates were joined by the district attorneys from Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Countries.
Low-Income Kids Widely Absent From Pre-KCities are spending millions of dollars on early education for their neediest children; but in many places, those kids are not showing up.
Phila. School District Implements New Plan Aimed At Improving Early Childhood EducationThe School District of Philadelphia is launching city wide literacy programs aimed at students from pre-K through 4th grade.
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.
Nation's Childcare Workers Earn Meager WagesChildcare workers earn less than adults who work with animals and those in fast-food settings.
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.
Temple University Study Sheds New Light On How Toddlers Learn Language SkillsA new study indicates that the quality of communication with toddlers is of much greater importance than the number of words.
Older Kindergarten Students May Have Advantage In High School And CollegeA new study finds the oldest children in their kindergarten class are more likely to pass advanced placement tests in high school.
Across Pennsylvania, A Push For Universal Pre-KindergartenBucks County commissioner Rob Loughery, after reading a story to the children at the Emilie Christian Day School in Levittown, said preschool for kids is similar to planting a seed at the right time to maximize the plant's potential.
Banning Suspension Of Pre-K ChildrenResearch shows that 3 and 4-year-olds aren't able to connect their misbehavior with punishment and expulsion can begin a downward cycle.
Multilingual Children ExcelResearch shows that speaking more than one language does not confuse a child. Rather, being multilingual is associated with higher academic achievement and enhanced mental health.
Finland Gets Kids Off To Good StartStudents in Finland are among some of the highest performing in the world in reading and math, even though kids get a late start compared to kids in the US.
Area Early Education Advocates Send A Message -- With A Face -- To Harrisburg"People should take a selfie and they should tweet it with the hashtag #IamPreK," said the head of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children at their annual conference.
Pennsylvania Politicians Urged To Push For Universal PreschoolIn Pennsylvania, Public Citizens for Children and Youth and other non- profits are urging all candidates running for office to make universal preschool a priority.
Educational Advancements In 2013As the year ends, let's look at what priorities have emerged in education.