Early Childhood

The measure would widen reading test criteria for retention but keep the state in control of those decisions.
Summer camps and tutoring are popular, but holding students back because of a test score is not
The bigger objective of improving pre-K: Containing the pandemic’s long-term impact on children and their education in Tennessee’s largest school district.
Nonprofit giant becomes an influential force in early childhood workforce training
Su Casa Preschool aims to provide quality early childhood education to Spanish-speaking immigrant children
The researcher behind Tennessee’s pre-K study wants to rethink public preschool. Others say not so fast.
Education is expected to be front and center again — with K-12 funding reform at the top of the list
The investment is part of an ongoing effort to improve early childhood education in Shelby County
First 8 Memphis, which coordinates early childhood services across the county, has hired a permanent leader.
First 8, which aims to prepare children for kindergarten, was created as the fiscal agent to oversee public dollars for early education efforts and to leverage private funding as well. Its 13 board members will be in charge of distributing funds, as well as shaping the vision of the new entity.
A new countywide pre-K collaborative in Memphis hinges on data-driven results.
A Memphis prekindergarten giant plans to build three new childcare academies over the next three years – and announced Thursday that one of them will be in partnership with the University of Memphis.
A new study says long-lasting pre-K benefits depend on more than just the quality of the pre-K program.
Shelby County commissioners signed off Monday on $2.5 million in new prekindergarten funding — replacing federal early childhood funds that are expiring June 30.
Low-performing teachers in grades 3 through 5 are more likely to be reassigned to non-tested early grades than their more effective peers.
Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville wants local flexibility to shift pre-K dollars to other early childhood education needs.
A new report on quality and access to early education programs across the country gives Memphis a bronze medal, mainly for providing prekindergarten for at least 30 percent of the city’s 4-year-olds, and Nashville a gold medal for meeting both quality and accessibility standards. The report said in addition to
Dozens of grown-ups crowded into a meeting room Tuesday at an early childhood center in Memphis to celebrate a new partner in educating the city’s youngest learners: Elmo and Sesame Street. Officials with Porter-Leath, which provides early education to hundreds of children in the city, and ACE Awareness Foundation,
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