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WashPost Pretends Racial Disparities in Crime and Misbehavior Don’t Exist 25.6.2016 NewsBusters
As the late Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson observed, the “truth is often unpopular,” and people will frequently choose “agreeable fantasy” over “disagreeable fact.” This is particularly true of liberal reporters writing about intractable racial problems, like the persistently high-rates of crime and misbehavior among black and inner-city ...
This Startup Empowers Babies with Better Brains 24.6.2016 Inc
Children are our future; this startup is investing in their brains.
I’m Jewish, and I want people to boycott Israel 24.6.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The country must be held accountable for its human rights abuses.
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Princess culture is bad for girls — now there's proof 24.6.2016 Washington Post
Princess culture is bad for girls — now there's proof
Little Training And Poor Pay Show How Much We Devalue Preschool Teachers 22.6.2016 Think Progres

We're not preparing preschool teachers to teach actual preschool children.

The post Little Training And Poor Pay Show How Much We Devalue Preschool Teachers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Problem With Teaching Preschool Teachers 22.6.2016 NPR News
A new report suggests that many preschool teachers aren't getting the training they need to help students excel.
'New data' on school-to-prison pipeline is old news 21.6.2016 Daily Kos
ThinkProgress and a few other media sites reported this month that there was “new data” showing that the school-to-prison pipeline , which targets African-American children in particular, begins as early as preschool. This data showed that black students were disproportionately suspended from class starting as early as preschool and was collected from the U.S. Dept of Education during the 2013-14 school year. According to the article: Black preschool children were 3.6 times more likely than white children to receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, according to the survey data. Although boys were more likely than girls to be suspended in preschool, black girls also had high rates of suspension. This pattern continued in K-12, where black students were 1.9 times more likely than white students to be expelled from school without educational services and 2.3 times more likely to be disciplined through involvement of officers, such as a school-related arrest, according to the department. Multi-racial ...
More testing, less play: Study finds higher expectations for kindergartners 21.6.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As kindergarten becomes the new first grade, some worry that the joy of learning is being lost with higher rigor.
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More Testing, Less Play: Study Finds Higher Expectations For Kindergartners 21.6.2016 NPR News
Less art and play; more textbooks and tests, say surveyed teachers. As kindergarten becomes the new first grade, some worry that the joy of learning is being lost with higher rigor.
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After years of sadness, a grandmother cries tears of joy at her granddaughter's sixth-grade graduation 21.6.2016 Washington Post
After years of sadness, a grandmother cries tears of joy at her granddaughter's sixth-grade graduation
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Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them) 20.6.2016 NPR News
Thousands of children in public pre-K, especially black preschoolers, are suspended each year. The problems are clear. So are some fixes.
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Lead found in drinking water at two Jeffco elementary schools 17.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Elevated lead levels were found in several drinking fountains and sinks in two Jefferson County public schools, officials said Thursday.
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The soda industry is on the verge of losing one of its biggest battles ever 14.6.2016 Washington Post
Big Soda is about to suffer one of its biggest defeats ever, and it could set the stage for more expensive soda in lots of other places.
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It Doesn't Pay To Be An Early Childhood Teacher 14.6.2016 NPR News
On average, preschool teachers are paid less than mail-order clerks, tree trimmers and pest control workers. And if they switched to teach kindergarten — in many states, their salaries would double.
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Preschool suspensions are made worse by racial disparities 13.6.2016 Washington Post
Preschool suspensions are made worse by racial disparities
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'You've got to be carefully taught' 13.6.2016 Daily Kos
Our students may not be learning calculus, music theory or art history, but they are learning that racism is acceptable, that it is part of our society’s institutional culture. They witness it from preschool all the way through grades K-12. They see it in the suspensions and expulsions of their classmates. In preschool, black students are 3.6 times more likely to be sent home from school than are white students. ​This is in preschool—before they even get to kindergarten. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights:  • Black children represent 19% of preschool enrollment, but 47% of preschool children receiving one or more out-of-school suspensions; in comparison, white children represent 41% of preschool enrollment, but 28% of preschool children receiving one or more out-of-school suspensions. • Black boys represent 19% of male preschool enrollment, but 45% of male preschool children receiving one or more out-of-school suspensions. • Black girls represent 20% ...
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Here’s what DPS teachers recommend students read this summer 11.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A handful of Denver Public School teachers scoured their brains and bookshelves for the reads they think are worth their students’ free time that didn’t make the traditional summer reading list. For young bookworms (preschool through elementary) Sometimes I’m Bombaloo by Rachel Vail: “Katie sometimes gets angry and acts out inappropriately. Showing us the emotional arc […]
If you spank your kids, you might be setting them up for trouble in school 10.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: That suspension rates of minority students are higher than whites is gravely concerning. Trying to understand this discrepancy requires understanding how children are prepared for school. (“Black preschool kids get suspended much more frequently than white preschool kids, U.S. survey...

State-by-state look at chronic absenteeism across America 8.6.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class - and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year....
Starting In Preschool, Black Kids Are Suspended Much More Often Than White Kids 7.6.2016 Think Progres

New data from the department of education shows student discipline rates are higher for black students, even in preschool.

The post Starting In Preschool, Black Kids Are Suspended Much More Often Than White Kids appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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