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The director of the Promise Neighborhoods Institute talks about how grantees are doing, their efforts in early learning, and the future of the program given federal budget challenges.

A total of $22 million in new money aims to boost child-care early and learning.

This video, sponsored by First Five Years Fund, will play on the CBS Jumbotron at 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues now through July 8, just in time for the last rounds of federal and state budget wrangling over early childhood funds.

While it's not news that kids don't learn well when they don't come to school, new research shows that chronic absence starts very young and can undermine children's gains in school readiness made while in preschool.

At last week's International Reading Association Convention, the national early-education organization Jumpstart announced "Llama Llama Red Pajama" will be the official book of this year's Read for the Record campaign.

Dr. Zollie Stevenson, Jr., formerly Title I director for the U.S. Department of Education, has been named Executive Director of the National Coalition of ESEA Title I Parents.

By kindergarten, Illinois preschool participants had made statistically significant gains in language and social skills, a new study finds.

A coalition of K-12 groups led by the National School Boards Association has released a policy brief supporting inclusion of early childhood education in ESEA reauthorization.


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