If we don't make policy changes soon, according to a new report, America runs the risk of losing its fastest growing resource: students who speak two languages.
New data out of Oregon's Multnomah County show that minority babies born there face significantly higher health risks than their white peers.
The grants are available for 122 communities, and the Office of Head Start is encouraging potential grantees to embrace a "birth-to-5" model of providing services.
Preschool supporters want to use the state's large Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for early education, but the effort has failed four times in the past.
The findings come from a poll conducted on behalf of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and the First Five Years Fund, two advocacy organization supporting increased spending on early learning.
The organization created a video featuring (and partially filmed) by children, talking about what they like about preschool.
A patchwork of laws and policies govern kindergarten policy nationwide, illustrating a disconnect from the current focus on preschool expansion.
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is fighting against the common core in his state, pitting him against the state schools chief and board of education.
The federal grant competition is divided into two strands: one for states just getting started with preschool, and another for states that already have well-established programs.
Infants, other children, and teenagers are generally not receiving all the preventive care that is recommended for them, according to the federal health agency.