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READ: Georgia’s Universal Preschool Program Significantly Improves Children’s Skills

READ: Georgia’s Universal Preschool Program Significantly Improves Children’s Skills | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
I support UPK for NYC
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Estoy a favor de UPK para Nueva York
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Stanford: Preschool pays off for children | nieer.org

RT @PreschoolToday: Why not unlimited educational opportunities? http://t.co/Bnvf7B4v7m #preschool #earlyed #pre-K #UPK
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De Blasio, Electeds Tour SCS Universal Pre-K Program - Western Queens Gazette

De Blasio, Electeds Tour SCS Universal Pre-K Program - Western Queens Gazette | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
De Blasio, Electeds Tour SCS Universal Pre-K Program Western Queens Gazette On March 14, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer toured the Sunnyside Community Services universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program with Mayor Bill de...
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Senate Budget Supports COLAs, NYC UPK, Afterschool and More

Senate Budget Supports COLAs, NYC UPK, Afterschool and More | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Making political headlines is the Senate's support for NYC Bill de Blasio's Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and middle school afterschool proposals – minus the tax surcharge on high income households.
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Is Quality Pre-Kindergarten the Key to a Better Vocabulary? - TIME

Is Quality Pre-Kindergarten the Key to a Better Vocabulary? - TIME | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
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Early-childhood experts say that play is the best way for little ones to learn.

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Dr. Megan Koschnick presents on Common Core at APP Conference

Child clinical psychologist presents on how the Common Core Standards are developmentally inappropriate for young students at a conference held at Notre Dame...

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, September 24, 2013 11:04 AM

interesting view from a developmental psychologist.... what are we doing to our Kindergarteners??? "Kids brains are different from adult brains"....

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But What Kind of Universal Pre-K?

But What Kind of Universal Pre-K? | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Disagreements persist about the details of funding, but a real consensus has begun to develop that all young children deserve what has until now been unaffordable by low-income families. But here's the catch.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, February 2, 2014 10:13 AM

Another insightful piece by Alfie Kohn cautioning about  preK that aims to get kids commkn core ready....#project based learning #lillian katz

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Georgia pre-k program lifts students, study says

Georgia pre-k program lifts students, study says | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
A first-of-its kind study of Georgia pre-kindergarten program is nearly complete, and early reports indicate it shows largely good news about the program that has enrolled about 1.
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Early childhood programs prove to be an asset

Early childhood programs prove to be an asset | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
The 2011 School Readiness report, released yesterday by Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, found publicly funded pre-kindergarten and childcare subsidies a (Early childhood programs prove to be an asset

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Pre-K funding drops nationally, report says

Pre-K funding drops nationally, report says | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Funding for state-funded pre-kindergarten programs across the country dropped by a total of almost $60 million during the 2010-11 school year.

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Pre-K Learning: How Young is Really Necessary?

Pre-K Learning: How Young is Really Necessary? | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it

In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama brought up the topic of universal Pre-Kindergarten learning and praised the programs already in place in states like Florida, South Carolina and New Jersey. 


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Carolyn Wiberg's curator insight, February 10, 2014 7:50 AM

Are we ready to establish universal learning in pre-K?

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Is The Call For Universal Pre-Kindergarten Warranted? : NPR

Is The Call For Universal Pre-Kindergarten Warranted? : NPR | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Enthusiasm for universal Pre-K education is at an all-time high, and President Obama wants to massively increase the ranks of young children in schools and early learning centers.
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California lawmakers want transitional kindergarten to cover all 4-year-olds - The Sacramento Bee

California lawmakers want transitional kindergarten to cover all 4-year-olds - The Sacramento Bee | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
California lawmakers have embraced the idea of allowing every 4-year-old in the state to attend pre-kindergarten classes, greatly expanding a much smaller program to make what would be the most comprehensive pre-kindergarten curriculum in the...

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Gov. Malloy: Access to Pre-Kindergarten Positions Children for Success - YouTube

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today visited the First Congregational Church Nursery School in Bloomfield to highlight the important learning experiences provided...
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NYC Agencies Brainstorm Implementation Of Universal Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten

NYC Agencies Brainstorm Implementation Of Universal Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Mayor de Blasio on Monday called a meeting of more than a dozen city agencies that will work together on the roll-out of his ambitious universal prekindergarten program, in a signal that officials are (RT @UFT: We're getting close!
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Fulton UPK Teaching Teams Collaborate | Oswego County Today

Fulton UPK Teaching Teams Collaborate | Oswego County Today | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Universal Pre-Kindergarten teachers in the Fulton City School District's four elementary school buildings participate in quarterly joint collaboration meetings with the district's Director of Literacy and UPK, Carri Waloven.
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Group Lobbying for Pre-K Plan Closely Associated With Unions, Mayor's ... - NY1

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Some of UPK's loudest supporters may be city's largest unions.
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How to Make Pre-Kindergarten Successful for Your Child | Earnest ...

How to Make Pre-Kindergarten Successful for Your Child | Earnest ... | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Pre-kindergarten is not mandatory for children, but it is beneficial for them as long as it remains play-based learning. But, nowadays, even pre-kindergartens have become almost like kindergartens with report cards, regular ...

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A tough critique of Common Core on early childhood education

A tough critique of Common Core on early childhood education | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Two early childhood experts argue that the Common Core Standards ignore research on child development.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, November 16, 2013 3:21 PM

wow...Early Childhood scholars weigh in...David Elkind,Lilian Katz, Howard Gardner...anyone listening???

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Positive classroom interactions vital to pre-K learning - Vanderbilt University News

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Vanderbilt University News Positive classroom interactions vital to pre-K learning Vanderbilt University News Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds...
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Maine advocates: Stop cutting early childhood education - Press Herald

Maine advocates: Stop cutting early childhood education Press Herald The voluntary system for low-income children would cost Maine $154 million per year more than the $99 million the state spent in 2011 on pre-kindergarten, Head Start, home...

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Pre-k programs help prepare children for future - Walton Tribune

Pre-k programs help prepare children for future - Walton Tribune | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
Pre-k programs help prepare children for futureWalton TribuneFunded by Georgia Lottery funds, pre-kindergarten has become an essential part of the school experience for an entire generation of children in the state, and local school systems have done...

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Pre-k paying off, experts say

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Pre-kindergarten — across the nation and in Georgia — is paying off in giving children a head start in learning basic education and life skills, experts said Thursday night.


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De Blasio's Universal Pre-K too Far Left for NY Democrats, Voters

De Blasio's Universal Pre-K too Far Left for NY Democrats, Voters | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it
With the inaugural behind him, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio begins the push to implement his signature campaign promise: taxing the rich to fund a universal pre-kindergarten program.

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'Pay now, or pay later': Advocates push for pre-K | Albany Watch

'Pay now, or pay later': Advocates push for pre-K | Albany Watch | Universal PreKindergarten | Scoop.it

School advocates, educators, parents and police stressed the importance of pre-kindergarten at a lobbying event Monday...


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