Posts Categorized: Education

The Summer Slide

Is the summer achievement gap avoidable? To achieve in life and school, children and adults need ongoing opportunities to enrich their skills. This is especially true during the summer months. Many Americans have visions of summer as a carefree time when “kids can be kids.” Adult caretakers take for granted the prospect of enriching experiences such as summer camps, time Read more about The Summer Slide »

Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose

A Report from the Alliance for Childhood and Defending the Early Years. In the United States, there is a widespread belief that teaching children to read early—in Kindergarten or even PreKindergarten—will help them be better readers in the long-run. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence that this is so. How then did this idea take hold so strongly? Read the Read more about Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and Much to Lose »