Category Archive for: Early Education

Kindergarteners are Being Suspended for Calling Out Answers During Class

By Evette D. Champion Annually, approximately 3 million students, most of whom are in high school, receive out-of-school suspensions. However, more and more children in preschool or kindergarten are being sent home as punishment for infractions that would make you raise your eyebrows. In a PBS NewsHour Special, John Merrow discusses suspensions within the Success Charter…

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How Bad Do You Want It? Part I

I have heard a lot of motivational and empowering speeches and talks in my lifetime. I have actually delivered many motivational and empowering talks myself. It seems that the core message in every one of these speeches, talks, sermons or keynote addresses as been: “How bad do you want it?” So, I want to ask this…

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Obama Says That Education Goes Beyond Tests, Announces End of Bush’s ‘No Child Left Behind’ Policy

By Victor Ochieng Assessing how well students learn is quite important. But when education solely focuses on tests, then it totally loses its meaning. When George W. Bush came up with educational reforms under “No Child Left Behind” program, it seemed like a brilliant idea. Unfortunately, it has impeded access to quality education. It has turned…

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The Surprising Connection Between Pincer Function and Kindergarten Readiness

By Felicia Williams What is one of the most important skills your kindergartner needs to know when he enters the doors of his classroom in the fall? He needs to know how to grip a writing tool. It is an action we often take for granted, but for a little kid it is a skill…

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Whatever Happened to Old School Recess?

There are many “never ending” debates in education. One of them is over the positive effects of recess on students.  This debate always puzzles me because, as far as I can remember, there is proof that there is a positive correlation between recess and student achievement. However, it seems that despite the results of the…

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Let’s Read More to Our Black Boys

This article originally found at The Ed Advocate I love reading with my son. However, he seems much more content with just turning the pages, closing the book, or trying to eat it. In that same sense, we have a tablet for him that helps with everything from Tangrams (puzzles with basic shapes) and math,…

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Books to Inspire Preschool and Kindergarten-Aged Boys

I cannot emphasize the value of reading. There is even a greater value and personal impact when we see reflections of ourselves in what we read. Just imagine how your son will feel when he reads the books below. One of these may become a favorite of yours or your child. Windflyers by Angela Johnson The…

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Educating Your Child Before Kindergarten, at No Cost

This article originally found at Black Enterprise We all like the idea of getting something of value for free. Right? Getting your children ready for kindergarten doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Some of us naively think that once the kid is the right age, we can just sign them up for school and take…

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Parent to Parent: 6 Tips to Help Your Child in Gifted and Honor Programs

It should come as no surprise that white students are more likely to be classified as “gifted” or “intelligent” than Black and Hispanic students. When a snapshot is taken of these classes throughout the nation, the numbers reflect the same. As a mother of a child who is recognized as academically gifted, and currently in one…

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