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How Indiana's Youngest Students Are Preparing For All-Day Kindergarten

Teacher Janet Craig helps students identify colors during at pre-kindergarten camp at Maple Elementary in Avon, Ind. United Way funds the camp, which is staffed by local teachers and volunteers from the Indiana University Health system.

Because Indiana still doesn’t fund early childhood education, many students will start school in the fall having never set foot in a classroom. Without preschool, the transition to a full day of classes can be challenging for students who aren’t prepared for kindergarten academics.

Teaching About September 11th, A Decade Later

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There are, of course, children who were not yet born or are too young to remember when planes struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon — a generation for whom September 11th is not a memory.  So how should schools teach about that day in school, especially when the teachers did experience that day? [...]

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