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  • Dean Pianta Writes Letter to Future President

    As part of the Miller Center's First Year Program, Pianta urges future president to prioritize preschool as an equalizer to educational opportunity.


  • Does it Matter if Teachers and Students are the Same Race?

    CASTL research finds that the background of teachers in the preschool classroom can make a difference for some young students.


  • CASTL's Impact is Improving Schools in South America, Central Asia

    Prof. Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch's research is finding that good teaching is good teaching, regardless of whether the classroom is in the U.S., Ecuador or Kyrgyzstan.


  • New E3 School and Curry Faculty Featured in Video

    CASTL joins forces with the New E3 School in Norfolk to create an innovative laboratory school that aims to prepare young children for kindergarten-readiness.


  • New Grant Aims to Test Core Knowledge Language Arts Read-Aloud Program

    In a first of its kind study, researchers at CASTL receive a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to test this widely implemented curriculum.


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