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Full-day kindergarten students Januel Soto and Guijermo Rodriguez work on drawing pictures as part of a writing workshop project at Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Kindergarten behavior predicts adult earning power

New research draws a direct link between kids’ attentiveness, aggression and friendliness in kindergarten and their adult income

OPINION: What’s missing in music education? Cultural and social relevance

Teaching 'music where kids are, and with what interests them'

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Does lunch have to be 45 minutes? Rethinking school schedules to support innovation

Getting creative with class-period lengths and staffing plans can dramatically reduce class sizes and increase teacher collaboration time

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Preschool for children with disabilities works, but federal funding for it is plummeting

Special education programs for preschoolers with disabilities are required by law. But as the number of students needing services has doubled, funding per child has decreased 40% in two decades

The messy reality of personalized learning

In Rhode Island, questions persist about the effectiveness of individualized instruction via laptop

To smooth transitions from home to pre-K to kindergarten, states must invest in every aspect of early ed

West Virginia educators say working within a high-quality preschool program that emphasizes academic standards, teacher collaboration and family relationships makes it easy to burnish their strong reputation for thoughtfully executed transitions

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

School districts are pushing career exploration into middle and lower grades, convinced the preparation necessary for tomorrow’s jobs needs to begin earlier

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Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

Their training doesn’t cover it, many textbooks don’t touch it, but teachers are taking on climate change anyway

Ian Fairhurst, who integrates educational technology into grades K-6 at Knox Grammar Prep, showed a session participant how to use a VR headset at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia.

Virtual field trips bring students face-to-face with Earth’s most fragile ecosystems

First-person environmental experiences engage learners and foster empathy, teachers say

Students from City As School high school in New York City think like engineers as they construct a water filtration system.

How to program greater diversity among Mississippi’s computer science grads

Female and black students have been locked out of computer science fields, but a program seeks to change that by starting early

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