early education

New England News
7:40 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Shumlin Signs Universal Early Education Bill

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Governor Peter Shumlin has signed into law a bill calling for every 3- and 4-year-old in Vermont to have access to at least 10 hours a week of publicly funded, pre-kindergarten education.

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3:26 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Report: Educators Must Target Kids' First Eight Years

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A new report released Monday says investing in the first eight years of a child's life pays big dividends, and that’s especially true for New York kids 8 and younger who come from low-income families.

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New England News
5:11 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

"Born Learning Trail" Opens To Promote Early Literacy In Pittsfield

Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi announces the Born Learning Trail at Springside Park in Pittsfield
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

Monday’s ceremony marked the installation of the Born Learning Trail, a series of signs along a pathway through a playground at Springside Park in Pittsfield, aimed young children and their families to encourage outdoor activity and reading.

The Born Learning Trail comes from efforts by Pittsfield Promise, a city-wide coalition that is working through a variety of projects with a goal of boosting  reading proficiency levels among Pittsfield third-graders to 90 percent by 2020.

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