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Please watch a short video from OCDEL Deputy Secretary, Michelle Figlar, on...
PAEYC UnConference speaker stresses importance of respect and dignity
The only way we can be treated with dignity and respect is if we are willing to extend the same courtesy to others, said the keynote...
New study: Science achievement gaps begin early and linger
We talk a lot about the word gap in the early education...
The value of play I: The definition of play gives insights
Play in our species serves many valuable purposes.
Developing a brain: Early childhood education impacts a child's future
"For children to be successful in the public school system, they have to enter the public school system ready...
Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let's ban elementary homework
"There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students."
Everyone loves the idea of preschool, so why don't all our kids get to go to one?
It's hard to think of another education reform idea that has garnered as much supportamong advocates of various ideological stripes as...
Impact of arts on early learning
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are an education priority at the local, state, and national levels.
The biggest hole in the STEM pipeline starts before kindergarten
It's a well-established problem that too few blacks and Hispanics, and too few women of all colors, pursue degrees and careers in the...
Investing in early childhood education means playing the long game
Last May, Governor Tom Wolf held a news conference in front of the Camp Hill state prison in Cumberland County.