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Pre-K needs proper implementation and rigorous evaluation to succeed

Apr. 27, 2017—Mark Lipsey presented a pre-K consensus report, a joint effort by several institutions to inform lawmakers and other education thought leaders.

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Early math knowledge related to later achievement

Dec. 6, 2016—Findings will inform educators and school administrators developing curricula for the early years.

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Spending more on pre-K doesn’t guarantee success: Report

Oct. 25, 2016—Many U.S. states have been quick to invest in pre-k without a clear strategy for success.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Farran to discuss new pre-K report at Brookings panel

Oct. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt professor and pre-K expert Dale Farran will discuss her latest pre-K research Oct. 26.

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Farran named ‘Children’s Champion’ by NAAEYC

Apr. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt education researcher Dale Farran was honored by the Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children April 10.

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Quality early-grade teachers key to maximize pre-K benefits

Dec. 30, 2015—Preschool alone is not the silver bullet to end poverty or close achievement gaps.

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New curriculum brings more science and math to pre-K

Nov. 6, 2015—A new curriculum developed by Peabody College's Mary Louise Hemmeter and others and launching in January closes the gap on math and science education in pre-k classrooms.

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Pre-K in TN: How can we sustain the gains?

Sep. 28, 2015—A coherent vision and consistent implementation is needed to bolster the power of pre-K.

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Educators grapple with future of pre-k

Sep. 25, 2015—A panel discussion Sept. 24 delved into the challenges Tennessee faces in "scaling up" quality pre-k.

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Media Advisory: Pre-K panel is Sept. 24

Sep. 22, 2015—A panel discussion will continue the discourse on prekindergarten issues facing policymakers.

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Quality pre-K subject of downtown roundtable discussion

Sep. 12, 2015—The issues surrounding prekindergarten expansion in Tennessee and other states is the subject of a roundtable discussion among education researchers and practitioners to be held Sept. 24 at the Nashville Public Library's main branch downtown.

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Abstract language may help preschoolers grasp early math concepts

Feb. 3, 2015—Minor differences in language can have a large effect on how children think about learning materials, including the objects that make up a pattern.

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