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If Walls Could Talk: What Lead Is Doing To Our Students

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A new study says Massachusetts' aggressive effort to lower lead exposure has also improved student performance.

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All Things Considered

Mexican-American Toddlers: Understanding The Achievement Gap

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A new study finds Mexican-American toddlers are lagging behind their white counterparts.

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All Things Considered

Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A new study in the journal Science explores the power of surprise to motivate infant learning.

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Q&A: Raising Kids Who Want To Read

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.

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Morning Edition

Behold The Humble Block! Tools Of The Trade

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.

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Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Studies with wooden blocks show "that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition."

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Pregame Analysis: The Coming Federal Education Debate

Saturday, February 07, 2015

So, what to expect if Congress takes up the long-overdue rewrite of the main federal education law? We talk to some of the players.

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Pre-K Pays Off By Lowering Special Ed Placements

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A study, which tracked students enrolled in preschool and Smart Start programs in North Carolina, showed that the programs reduced the likelihood of the students' ending up in special education later.

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The Takeaway

California Keeps Parents in the Dark on Child Care

Monday, January 26, 2015

More than a million children attend day care or preschool programs in California, but it's nearly impossible for parents to access state records on the quality of these programs. 

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What To Expect From Obama Tonight On Education

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

President Obama will lay out three main ideas in a State of the Union speech that may echo his first address to Congress in 2009.

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Morning Edition

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.

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Why The President Wants To Give Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Toddlers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Today's White House summit on early education highlights public and philanthropic partnerships to support high-quality learning opportunities for young children.

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The Truth

Total Transparency & Eye Contact

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Two different approaches to making stories that combine improvisation with the recording studio. Total Transparency is a brand new piece, it was completely improvised and recorded in one take, and then edited. It was made up on the spot by Chet...

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Schoolbook

Five Tips for Identifying a Good School

Monday, November 07, 2011

You have been checking the Web sites. Talking to friends. Maybe you have even been on a conga line of parents snaking through a classroom on an overcrowded school tour. But in your quiet moments, you recognize that you have almost no objective criteria for choosing the right school for your child. Peg Tyre, a longtime education journalist, will be taking your questions this week. To start off, here are five tips for identifying what makes a "good" school for your young child.

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Schoolbook

Preschool Slots Still Open

Monday, October 24, 2011

As the Oct. 31 deadline for enrollment approaches, a number of free and subsidized spaces in preschool programs for 3- and 4-year-olds remain available, city officials said Monday.

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Expert Advice on Sharing Your Child's Weaknesses

Friday, September 16, 2011

In such a competitive environment for private preschool and kindergarten slots, should parents really 'fess up that little Hudson has a penchant for hitting, or Isabella is truly charming until she is told she can’t have what she wants? Three New York admissions consultants weigh in.

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Bankruptcy Leaves Parents with the Preschool Blues

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Twenty families who had planned to send their children to Village Kids Preschool, a five-year-old school with a lot of heart but no financial heft, were shocked to learn that the school would not open -- and that they would have to start the preschool hunt all over again.

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Coming Soon to Manhattan: More Preschools

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Several new preschools are in the works in Manhattan, good news for parents who often face a maddening task of finding seats for their 3-year-olds and 4 -year-olds.

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