Early Education

Providing children with the experiences they need to succeed in school before starting kindergarten is critical. But what should those experiences be? Who should pay for them? As parents, school leaders and policymakers struggle to answer these and other questions, we cover what’s working, and what’s not, in early education.

Parents give their children goodbye kisses after bringing them to school in Los Angeles.

When acceptable attire depends on the color of your skin

Parental dress codes are a thing in some educational institutions

depression

Among preschoolers, bullies who get bullied are at high risk for depression

New research finds that 2- to 3-year-olds who both bully and are bullied by their peers are the most likely to show signs of childhood depression

Schools should not be battlegrounds for Trump’s fake war

Schools bear the brunt of the immigration crisis

A student at a Kidango child care center in San Jose colors during play time.

Can mental health training for teachers reduce preschool suspensions?

California is trying to support young children by providing more mental health assistance to their teachers

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington.

How to build an engineer: Start young

Elementary schools are introducing their students to engineering principles, hoping to inspire a life-long interest in STEM fields

To un-muzzle upstart Negros, we need black-owned news media

Mainstream media generally reflects the views of the ruling class

Students dance during an after school 'Love for Learning' night of activities with parents and children at the Byrd First Class Early Learning Center on February 12, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. The Byrd First Class Early Learning Center houses all of the city's pre-K students in one school.

Bold, progressive ideas aren’t unrealistic

Old-school Democrats should embrace ambitious policies, as the working-class whites they covet do

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OPINION: Is home-based public school the next big thing for 3-year-olds?

Benefits for families in New York City's 3-K plan, despite potential hurdles

millennial parents

Google is out, grandparents are in: Where millennial parents go for child-rearing advice

Survey finds millennial parents are avid but cautious readers of parenting advice

OPINION: Employers must do more to support foster parents

Even in family-friendly workplaces, foster families don't get as much flexibility and understanding as biological families, to the detriment of kids in foster care

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