Early elementary education focuses on students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Experts say this group deserves special consideration as they develop the skills in reading, writing and math that they’ll need to succeed in middle and high school.
About 70 percent of schools in California offer full-day programs.
A new commission convened by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon seeks to come up with a long-range plan for early childhood education services.
A national nonprofit visits Oakland to distribute free books to elementary students.
The federal government urges the use of the Every Student Succeeds Act to support early education.
Superintendent emphasizes the importance of health.
Preschool curriculum increasingly seen as a key to academic success in the early grades.
Early education advocates are encouraged by budget discussions.
The amount requested would increase the number of children with access to preschool.
California is working with the Ad Council to provide communication tips for schools.
Advocates are pushing to make chronic absenteeism rates a measure of school success.
Some parents struggle with the logistics of getting children to school.
The bill makes permanent a grant program for early education.
African-American preschoolers are expelled and suspended more often, report finds.
Schools will be required to assess struggling readers specifically for dyslexia.
Preschool teachers receive less pay and training than their K-12 counterparts.