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Researchers find that kindergarten is the new first grade

(Phys.org) —Kindergarten classrooms nationwide have changed dramatically since the late 1990s and nearly all of these changes are in the direction of a heightened focus on academics, particularly literacy, according to ...

Have yourself an appy little Christmas

Apps that keep young children occupied abound but there are some that are educational, fun and free to boot. What's more they can make an heirloom record of a young child's development.

Study gives Catholic schools poor marks

A national study led by a Michigan State University economist suggests Catholic schools are not superior to public schools after all.

'Redshirting' kindergarteners not as common as reported

New research findings from the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and the Stanford School of Education show that "redshirting" in kindergarten – the practice of delaying for a year a child's entry into kindergarten ...

Lending a hand to teach the children of the world

Epitomising the "What is the world coming to" campaign at Murdoch, Associate Professor Libby Lee-Hammond and Dr Andrew McConney from the School of Education were approached by World Vision to conduct the first assessment ...

Supported playgroups working well but need fine tuning

A Queensland University of Technology (QUT) study has found that supported playgroups are providing valuable assistance to many families but some fine tuning could ensure attendees get the most out of the playgroup experience.

To teach kids math, researcher devises 'brain games'

(Phys.org) -- The world often breaks down into numbers and regular patterns that form predictable cycles. And the sooner children can inherently grasp these patterns, the more confident and comfortable they will be with the ...

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