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Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
About 13 percent of children aged 3 through 21 enrolled in public schools received special education services in school year 2015-16, and about 3 percent of children from birth through age 2 received special education services. Concerns about the difficulties identifying and evaluating children for special education have been raised by the media,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Disability Identification
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Gong, Xin; Wang, Pengcheng – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2017
This study provides a comparative analysis of the pre-service education system for preschool educators in China and the United States. Based on collected data and materials (literature, policy documents, and statistical data), we compare two areas of pre-service training: (1) the formal system; (2) the informal system. In the formal system, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Li, Xia; Chi, Liping; DeBey, Mary; Baroody, Arthur J. – Early Education and Development, 2015
Research Findings: The present study involved using a questionnaire to investigate the mathematics teaching practices of 74 U.S. and 67 Chinese early childhood teachers. Quantitative and qualitative analyses yielded several key findings. First, U.S. teachers are less intentional in mathematics teaching than their Chinese counterparts.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Questionnaires, Educational Practices
Capps, Randy, Ed.; Fix, Michael, Ed. – Migration Policy Institute, 2012
The child population in the United States is rapidly changing and diversifying--in large part because of immigration. Today, nearly one in four US children under the age of 18 is the child of an immigrant. While research has focused on the largest of these groups (Latinos and Asians), far less academic attention has been paid to the changing Black…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Blacks, Children, Child Health
Hernandez, Donald J.; Denton, Nancy A.; Macartney, Suzanne E. – Child Trends, 2007
This Research Brief draws on new results of Census 2000 data to take a closer look at children in immigrant families, that is, children with at least one foreign-born parent. For example, the brief reports that children in newcomer families are driving the nation's racial and ethnic transformation. Moreover, these children constitute a very…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Immigrants, Children, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Hernandez, Donald J.; Denton, Nancy A.; Macartney, Suzanne E. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2007
This article presents a demographic portrait of young Hispanic children compared to young non-Hispanic Whites. New results from Census 2000 describe family and economic circumstances of children aged 08, as well as pre-K/nursery school and kindergarten enrollment for the United States, and for the 9 states with the largest number of young Hispanic…
Descriptors: Whites, Nursery Schools, Hispanic Americans, Young Children
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Blessington, John P. – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2007
The role of the Skalel family and their founding of Whitby School in 1958 were the spark that started the Montessori movement in the United States. Ann Skalel was impressed with the Montessori method, having seen it in practice in Ireland, that she wanted to start such a school in Greenwich, CT for her grandchildren. Tragically, Skalel and her…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Montessori Schools, Montessori Method, Catholics
DiLauro, Elizabeth; Jones, Lynn; Nelson, Florence – ZERO TO THREE, 2007
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the first six months of 2007 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Arkansas; (2) California; (3) Indiana; (4) Iowa; (5) Michigan; (6) Minnesota; (7) New York; (8) Ohio; (9)…
Descriptors: Counties, Early Intervention, Infants, Toddlers
Norton, Yolanda – ZERO TO THREE, 2006
This article summarizes state and community policy activities during the final six months of 2006 and provides updates of the progress to serve infants, toddlers, and their families. The following states are included in the report: (1) Rhode Island; (2) Virginia; (3) New York; (4) Pennsylvania; (5) Nebraska; (6) Ohio; (7) Washington; (8) Arizona;…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Public Policy, Infants, Toddlers
Bryant, Donna; Clifford, Dick; Early, Diane; Little, Loyd – FPG Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina, 2005
State-funded pre-Kindergarten is a growing phenomenon in the United States. The majority of 4-year-olds now spend time every weekday in care outside of their home and many of these children are being served in preschool classrooms funded with state education dollars. The public strongly supports such programs and there is generally bipartisan…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Aid, Preschool Children, Student Characteristics
Sacks, Lynne; Ruzzi, Betsy Brown – National Center on Education and the Economy (NJ1), 2005
Early childhood education has received an increasing amount of attention in the last two decades in the United States and in other countries. There is now a strong consensus on the many benefits of preschool. Studies have shown that attending a high-quality preschool program not only increases children's readiness for kindergarten, but also causes…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Program Effectiveness, Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices
Jacobson, Linda – Education Week, 2004
Statistics show a growing need for American children to develop healthy nutrition habits and make physical activity a routine part of their day. This article discusses the importance of knowledge about lessons on healthy lifestyles in preschool population to check obesity. By targeting preschoolers, the New York City obesity-prevention program and…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Obesity, Child Health, Life Style