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The mayor of Memphis is poised to begin a city-run preschool program, but must wait for voters to agree in a special election scheduled for Nov. 21.

Preschoolers who nap have increased memory abilities, but the tradition is being cut at schools and day cares to make time for instruction.

The YMCA has received $1 million to expand an early-childhood education program teaching child-care workers strategies for working with their charges.

White House officials and leaders of businesses and nonprofits met in Miami to draw attention to the lack of Hispanic children enrolled in preschool.

The nonprofit Bedtime Math has supplied more than 600 libraries with free curriculum aimed at making math fun.

Researchers found that Iranian 1st graders who participated in preschool had better social skills than peers who did not, but the rewards are not so significant as to require early-childhood education.

San Antonio will revamp the way it deals with truants, emphasizing one-on-one family interventions instead of just enforcement.

Hundreds of families ineligible for San Antonio's new pre-K program can take part in a home-schooling program featuring iPads loaded with a literacy curriculum.

The federal government increased the grant program because of the quality of applicants, a department official said.

The proposed bipartisan legislation, introduced in Congress last spring, would call for states to set aside a greater share of their federal funds to improve early-childhood programs.

Sesame Workshop, the educational New York-based nonprofit which created the beloved characters, has partnered with Success for All, a whole-school reform model, to launch a pilot targeting disadvantaged four-year-olds in five states.

A new report written in part by law enforcement officials says President Obama's preschool programs could save money by keeping people out of jail.


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