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Brown, Eleanor D. – State Education Standard, 2020
The combination of verbal and nonverbal channels provided by the arts can offer valuable opportunities not only for students with language delays but also for English language learners. More generally, arts enrichment may help to bridge the gap that often separates home and school for children from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds. The arts…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Art Education, Art Activities, School Readiness
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Darling-Hammond, Linda; DePaoli, Jennifer – State Education Standard, 2020
For much of the last two decades, the narrowed focus on raising test scores under No Child Left Behind left important aspects of education untended. Since 2016, when the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) enabled a more comprehensive look at accountability, state leaders have heard growing demands for a whole-child approach that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Barnett, W. Steven; Kasmin, Richard – State Education Standard, 2018
Pre-K is widely acknowledged to be a sound public investment. When their pre-K programs are of high quality, disadvantaged children see particularly large benefits--higher test scores, less need for grade repetition and special education, and increased educational attainment. Yet high-quality programs are in short supply. State boards of education…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Preschool Education, Finance Reform, At Risk Students
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Favazza, Paddy C.; Siperstein, Gary N. – State Education Standard, 2013
While motor skills develop naturally among most typically developing preschoolers, young children with disabilities often experience deficits in this area. Therefore, it is important that children with disabilities are provided with "direct and intentional instruction" for motor skill development during the preschool years. One program…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Psychomotor Skills, Athletes, Preschool Education