Poorest pupils ‘should start school aged two’

BBC – Hannah Richardson “The poorest children should be taught in primary schools from the age of two, Ofsted’s chief inspector has said. Sir Michael Wilshaw said school-based age-appropriate education could help them catch up with their more...

Early education boosts health, reduces costs

The Times-Tribunes – David Hawk “I find it very exciting that there is evidence showing quality early childhood programs can be used to prevent chronic disease, thus increasing productivity and reducing health spending. Research shows that adults who...

Poorest boys lag behind on language skills

BBC – Staff Writer “Four out of 10 of England’s poorest boys start school without the language skills needed to learn, a study says. Researchers for the “Read On. Get On.” campaign warned that these children, who lag 15 months behind...

Children must be at heart of new development goals: UNICEF

Reuters – Magdalena Mis “Millions of the world’s poorest children are denied a fair start in life and many more will be left behind unless they’re put at the center of new development goals for 2030, the United Nations children’s agency...