Early child was mentioned once by Republicans, multiple times by Democrats, at this month's conventions.
July 2016 Archives
U.S. elementary-grade teachers get far less training than teachers in high-achieving countries for deep understanding of the foundational math, reading, and science content they teach.
As important as preschool is, a new report says the quality of the early elementary years is also critical and shouldn't be ignored.
Away from the fireworks of the Republican National Convention floor, an event moderated by Education Week's Lisa Stark focused on early education and public policy.
A proposal in the Republican platform draft to oppose prekindergarten as state intrusion into the family fell by the wayside in the final document.
In a first for the U.S., Vermont now requires communities to offer 10 hours a week of free preschool to 3- and 4-year-olds.
Early-childhood education has been one of the legislative priorities for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who is walking away from a re-election battle to be Donald Trump's running mate.
Eighteen states offer high-quality preschool programs, but serve less than 30 percent of their 4-year-olds.
The draft platform for the Republican committee says that prekindergarten "inserts the state" into family relationships and as such should be opposed, reports say.
Qualification requirements and better pay must go hand-in-hand, says a new report by the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley.
Education leaders from North Carolina, Michigan, Washington state and West Virginia share thoughts for early-childhood advocates looking to start, or expand, a high-quality pre-K program.
New parents are often stymied by the question of whether to stay home or to continue working while forking over a significant portion of their salaries to cover child care. Now, there's an interactive calculator for that.
A new study done for the U.S. Department of Education also says that center-based care gives children a boost in math and reading skills.