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Will National K-3 Standards Harm or Help Young Children?

Rae Pica with Randi Weingarten, Edward Miller, Lisa Guernsey 

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Are proposed national, common core standards developmentally appropriate at the kindergarten level? Class, wealth, social status, and implementation may all be factors. In this two-part series Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, defends the program to critics who argue that national standards are neither needed nor helpful.

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Why Young Children Bite. How to Talk About It, How to Manage It

Rae Pica with Susan Campbell, Gretchen Kinnell, Deborah J. Stewart

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Why do young children who don't bite at home come to preschool or day care and suddenly mimic carnivores? Our guests explain why young children bite, how to talk to parents about the problem, and how to minimize the occurrences.

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Why Play Time Is Not Break Time

Rae Pica with Dr. Michael Henniger, Dr. Heather Olsen, Ed.D, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

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Every teacher knows that when the children go outside to play, that's the time for teachers to have a break and for children to do their own thing. Well, today's guests say that play time is not break time and savvy teachers put as much thought into planning play time as they put into planning the rest of the school day.

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