When it was first introduced in 2013, the bill had a hefty price tag of $30 billion over the first five years and only got the support of three Republicans.
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May 19, 2015
March 24, 2015
Sen. Lamar Alexander said the federal government already spends about $22 billion annually on various early-education programs, but the money is fragmented and often ineffective.
September 22, 2014
Results of the poll were shared with U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and the state's Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis, who are in the nation's closest mid-term election race.
April 09, 2013
Guest post by Nirvi Shah So which of the Head Start providers on a watch list by the federal government didn't make the cut during the first attempt at accountability for the decades-old pre-K program? It's hard to say. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services won't, either. Last week...
April 05, 2013
The administration reportedly proposes covering at least part of the prekindergarten expansion by raising federal taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products.
March 11, 2013
Legislators have taken an interest in early childhood education.
October 20, 2011
The Early Learning Challenge Fund, a Race to the Top competition, has drawn interest from 35 states, plus D.C., who are competing for awards from $50 million to $100 million.
December 08, 2010
Leaders in the Democratic-for-now House of Representatives have included $550 million to extend the Race to the Top program in a big, giant spending bill that finances most government programs at last year's levels until Sept. 30.
November 06, 2008
For all the talk of how the already overdue reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act will present a major test for President-elect Obama, some are betting that the first education item on the new administration's to-do list will be expanding pre-K programs.
September 17, 2008
Voters need to keep children's issues, including health and social welfare, in mind as they head to the ballot box, a coalition of advocacy groups and professional associations says.