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Amazon makes big Kindle push in U.S. schools

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc announced an initiative on Wednesday to get its Kindle e-readers and tablet computers into schools, ...

 

Amazon said it has been testing Kindles in recent years with hundreds of kindergarten through 12th grade schools in the United States, selling the devices at bulk discounts and helping them purchase and distribute e-books to students.

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9.25.07: National Center for Learning Disabilities | New York Social Diary

9.25.07: National Center for Learning Disabilities | New York Social Diary | Preschool | Scoop.it

It was in nursery school that Allegra Ford’s sunny, smiley-faced world suddenly turned upside down. She was only 5 years old, and was having a great deal of trouble keeping up with her peers. Her teachers suspected that it might be something more than a simple attention problem...

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Preschool bulletin board ideas: Things that hop - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

From frogs to rabbits, things that hop fascinate young preschoolers. This can be a fun subject for a preschool bulletin board.
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5-Year-Old Girl Walks Away from Kindergarten

5-Year-Old Girl Walks Away from Kindergarten | Preschool | Scoop.it
A 5-year-old girl who walked away from her elementary school is now home safe and sound, but her parents are upset and wonder -- how did she manage to leave school unnoticed?
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Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: A Magnetic Attraction

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: A Magnetic Attraction | Preschool | Scoop.it

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Full Day Kindergarten: What is Play-Based Learning?

In September 2011 all schools in BC will offer full-day kindergarten programs that will include a play-based learning curriculum.

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Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play--and Learning: Scientific American

Preschool Tests Take Time Away from Play--and Learning: Scientific American | Preschool | Scoop.it
The trend in early education is to move from a play-based curriculum to a more school-like environment of directed learning. But is earlier better? And better at what?
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Crafts for Kids | Easy Crafts for every Holiday and Season

Crafts for Kids | Easy Crafts for every Holiday and Season | Preschool | Scoop.it
Free kids craft ideas including free printables, holiday crafts, coloring pages and more!
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Do Early Childhood Educators Need a Bachelor’s Degree? | NewAmerica.net

Do Early Childhood Educators Need a Bachelor’s Degree? | NewAmerica.net | Preschool | Scoop.it

A new paper by Sara Mead and Kevin Carey, “Beyond Bachelor’s: The Case for Charter Colleges of Early Childhood Education,” has ignited a lively debate. Mead and Carey propose that states should create new organizations to meet the unique educational needs of professionals working with children from birth through pre-k: charter colleges of early childhood education, which would award teaching credentials based on demonstrated skills instead of on coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree.

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Local preschools packed as parents flock to full-day kindergarten option - Chicago Sun-Times

Local preschools packed as parents flock to full-day kindergarten option - Chicago Sun-Times | Preschool | Scoop.it

Local preschools packed as parents flock to full-day kindergarten option...West Aurora took the plunge into full-day kindergarten this year with an overwhelming response.

 

“We're talking about a thousand kids,”...

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