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Alabama’s First Class Pre-K a bright spot in state’s Black Belt, report finds

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K a bright spot in state’s Black Belt, report finds (STOCK PHOTO) Alabama’s Black Belt communities continue to be hard-hit when it comes to unemployment and a declining population, but according to a report released Tuesday, the region’s Pre-K program is a bright spot. The University of Alabama’s Education Policy Center released

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Prekindergarten a ‘shining success’ in rural Alabama: Black Belt 2020

Prekindergarten a ‘shining success’ in rural Alabama: Black Belt 2020 Posted Sep 22, 7:15 AM By Ramsey Archibald | rarchibald@al.com Earlier this year, National Institute for Early Education Research ranked Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program as the top state-funded prekindergarten program in the United States for the 14th year in a row – and it’s

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Before-and-after photos show how the pandemic has changed classroom setups

Before-and-after photos show how the pandemic has changed classroom setups Monica HumphriesSep 1, 2020, 04:03 IST Cydni built plastic shields for her classroom this year.@cydni_erin/Instagram Classrooms look drastically different this year as teachers prepare for in-person classes during the pandemic. While some teachers have spaced desks apart, others have added shields to their tables. Scientists

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The Persistence of Reading and Math Proficiency: the Benefits of Alabama’s Pre-Kindergarten Program Endure in Elementary and Middle School

Abstract Preschool programs provide opportunities to improve early childhood educational outcomes as well as long-term outcomes, such as improved educational attainment, improved socioeconomic status, and improved health in adulthood. However, recent studies of long-term impacts have shown equivocal results, with some educational gains occurring immediately following participation in preschool that diminish or “fadeout” over time.

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Coleman Center receives federal grant to assist teachers, children

Coleman Center receives federal grant to assist teachers, children The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education (ADECE) has awarded funds from the state’s federal Preschool Development Grant, Birth-Five (PDG B-5) to Troy University’s Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment to support high quality early learning and care experiences for teachers and students alike. A $592,966

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Coleman Center lands $593k federal grant to support high-quality learning and care

Coleman Center lands $593k federal grant to support high-quality learning and care Representatives from the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education and members of the Alabama School Readiness Alliance’s board of directors along with State lawmakers tour the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment in November 2019. JAY HARE/DOTHAN EAGLE ave Troy University’s

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Documentary shows Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program as model of excellence for rest of nation

Documentary shows Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program as model of excellence for rest of nation A documentary film being released digitally this week focuses heavily on the State of Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Program as an example of sterling quality that other states should emulate. The film, titled “Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America,”

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Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program gets more national attention

Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program gets more national attention The article analyzed a recent study that found that students who attended the program were “statistically significantly more likely” to be proficient in both math and reading than those who did not. (STOCK PHOTO) The state’s First Class Pre-K program gives children advantages in math and

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