Education News Highlights

Preschool Peers May Boost Language Skills in Kids
According to a study by the Ohio State University School of Teaching and Learning, low-ability students improve when placed in classes with higher-achieving children.  The researchers also found that high-ability students also improved their language scores when placed in either low- or average-ability classes.

Rules Raise the Bar for Head Start Centers
Over the next three years, the Department of Health and Human Services will review the performance and program quality of all Head Start grantees. Those that don’t meet new quality benchmarks will be required to compete for continued funding.

5 Super Nutrients for Growing Kids
Good nutrition can help your kids fend off common illnesses and develop strong, healthy bodies. Include foods with these key nutrients every day so your children learn to enjoy the taste of eating right.

The High/Scope Approach to Early Education
An interesting look at what began as a curriculum model for preschool at the Ypsilanti Perry Preschool in Michigan and was later extended to be a popular curriculum for kindergarten through third grade.

The 5 Best Toys of All Time
The holiday shopping season is here and you may be wondering what kids these days really want.  Turns out, it may be the same things we wanted as kids. (While these may not be appropriate for the youngest of kids, each can be easily adapted to suit the playtime needs of almost any youngster).

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