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An archive of research links and resources highlighting preschool, kindergarten and child research studies, conducted by educational and independent sources and how they relate to childhood development, family cohesiveness and educational values.

      
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The Illinois Leader

May 5, 2005

SB 409 lowers the compulsory attendance age from 7 to 5 years of age. It has only been 4 months since the compulsory attendance age rose to 17 from 16 years of age.

In a federally-sponsored analysis of 8,000 early childhood studies, the Moore Foundation states that "From Piagetian specialist David Elkind in Boston to William Rohwer in Berkeley, Calif., top learning and development authorities warn that early formal school is burning out our children".

The Lancet

July 16, 2011

Various Research Articles of Interest

The Liz Library

by Joint Custody Studies

October 17, 2005

A number of father's rights websites and "position papers" cite the following items to make the claim that "the research" supports joint custody as being either innocuous or actually beneficial for children or women.

Rarely have so many strained arguments and optimistic can-do slants been incorporated into researchers' write-ups as has been the case with findings emanating out of joint custody and father involvement studies.

The New York Times

by Erik Eckholm

April 15, 2010

Only half the youths who had turned 18 and 'aged out' of foster care were employed by their mid-20s.

6 in 10 men had been convicted of a crime, and 3 in 4 women, many of them with children of their own, were receiving some form of public assistance. Only 6 in 100 had completed a community college degree. The dismal outlook for youths who are thrust into a shaky adulthood from the foster care system - now numbering some 30,000 annually - has been documented with new precision by a long-term study...

The New York Times

by Tamar Lewin

May 17, 2005

So what if typical 3-year-olds are just out of diapers, still take a daily nap and can't tie their shoes? They are old enough to be expelled, the first national study of expulsion rates in pre-k programs has found.

In fact, preschool children are three times as likely to be expelled as children in kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the new study, by researchers from the Yale Child Study Center. Although preschool expulsion rates varied widely by state and type of setting, the study found that on average, boys were expelled at 4.5 times the rate of girls, African-Americans at twice the rate of Latinos and Caucasians, and 4-year-olds at 1.5 times the rate of 3-year-olds.

The New York Times (DC)

by Michael Janofsky

December 7, 2005

WASHINGTON - The report says nearly half the states are doing a poor job of setting high academic standards for science in public schools.

Nearly half the states are doing a poor job of setting high academic standards for science in public schools, according to a new report that examined science in anticipation of 2007, when states will be required to administer tests in the subject under President Bush's signature education law. The report, released Wednesday by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, appears to support concerns raised by university officials and corporate executives, who say that the failure to produce students well-prepared in science is undermining the country's production of scientists and engineers and putting the nation's economic future in jeopardy.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

January 10, 2008

The new study identifies ways policymakers can reduce expulsion rates.

It is based on data from the National Prekindergarten Survey of 4,800 classrooms in the 40 states that fund prekindergarten.

The Pew Commission

July 16, 2011

Fostering the Future: Safety, Permanence and Well-Being for Children in Foster Care

After a year of intensive analysis, conversations with professionals, parents, and children, The Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care released far-reaching recommendations to overhaul the nation's foster care system. Download the full report

The Republican (MA)

by Holly Angelo

July 16, 2011

How can a $1 million endowment turn into a $40 million research center that's expected to yield $100 million in 10 years, creating new products and new jobs, and save lives?

It's not easy, but it's being done at the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus at the new Engineering Research Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA).

The Scotsman

December 6, 2004

Women who take slimming tablets during their pregnancy are more likely to give birth to homosexual children, new research has suggested.

An American study of thousands of mothers and their adult offspring has found that medication used to treat thyroid deficiency and amphetamine-based diet pills appeared to have influenced sexual orientation.

      
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