Meisels: Connecticut should look at kindergarten curriculum, not entry age

— Connecticut’s legislature is considering a bill to curb redshirting — the practice of delaying a child’s entry to kindergarten in hopes of providing a developmental advantage. According to The New York Times, the new rule would move the date by which an entering kindergartner must turn five from January 1 to October 1. President Samuel J. […] More »

Video: Exploring PreK-3rd Grade

— Exploring PreK-3rd Grade A Dialogue on Educational Reform Download the white paper » [PDF, 25pg] Watch the presentations » Lisa Guernsey and Sam Meisels In March 2011, Erikson sponsored a one-day forum to explore the new educational possibilities suggested by the PreK–3rd grade approach. The approach proposes building high-quality, coordinated systems that support and enhance teaching and […] More »

Erikson news

— Erikson news in brief and class notes from the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of the Erikson on Children newsletter. More »

Samuel Meisels interviewed on WNYC radio

— Erikson president Samuel Meisels appeared on WNYC‘s The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the flaws in high-stakes admissions tests for New York’s most prestigious elementary schools. This interview was a follow up to the New York Magazine article, The Junior Meritocracy, in which Meisels also appeared. Listen to the interview on WNYC » Read the […] More »

Erikson presents at 2009 NAEYC Conference

— Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels and other Erikson faculty, instructors and students presented and discussed research, technology and teaching practices at the 2009 National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference in Washington, D.C. More »

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