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Today’s Solutions: July 14, 2024

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Boston study strengthens the case for universal preschool

When Boston moved funding from preschool programs to kindergarten programs in the 1990s, the decision of which students got to attend public preschools was left to a lottery system. By doing this, the city unknowingly provided data for one of the largest preschool research studies in Read More...

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Playtime & puppets help refugee children and families through the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit in early March of 2020, you would have found refugee children living in Rohingya, the largest refugee camp in recorded history, laughing, jumping, and playing in a BRAC Humanitarian Play Lab (HPL), a colorful and welcoming structure, its floors padded with embroidered mats Read More...

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New research shows kindergarten readiness influences high school success

Did you excel in high school academics? You may have your kindergarten classroom to thank. A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that kindergarten readiness can influence success all the way through high school.  In the study, researchers analyzed nearly 1,000 Read More...