Preschool Development Grants at Center of Advocacy Push

Early-education supporters are continuing a drumbeat of support for federal Preschool Development Grants, which have gone to 18 states and have been used to start or expand state prekindergarten.

Miami Preschool Study Finds Strong Positive Effect for Hispanic Children

A study by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families found long-lasting positive effects on Latino children who attended publicly funded preschool in Miami.

Duncan Moved Early-Education Policy Forward, Advocates Say

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who announced his resignation Oct. 2, was a main force in promoting the Obama administration's early-childhood education policies.

Doctors' Group Signals Potential New Guidance on 'Screen Time'

The American Academy of Pediatrics says that its screen time guidance must "evolve or become obsolete" as the media landscape changes.

$1 Million Hult Prize Awarded to For-Profit Early-Education Project

Teams competing for the money were challenged to create a socially minded business that addressed the issue of early education for children living in "urban slums" in developing countries.

Long-Term Study Finds Tennessee Pre-K Effects Fade By 3rd Grade

Vanderbilt University tracked children from prekindergarten to 3rd grade and found that prekindergarten students performed worse on some measures than children who had never enrolled in the program.

New Construction Loan Fund to Benefit Early-Childhood Classrooms

The $100 million loan fund, announced Sunday at a meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, will be used to help providers buy and renovate preschool space.

As Preschool Programs Expand, Teacher Pay Under Scrutiny

Early education workers have been paid low wages for years, but as public programs grow, the issue is increasingly on reporters' radars.

Ask A Scientist: How Does Vocabulary Size at Age 2 Affect Kindergarten Performance?

A new study finds that the size of a 2-year-old's vocabulary predicts that child's reading, math, and self-regulation abilities in kindergarten.

Proposed Head Start Day and Year Expansion Draws Mixed Response

The Office of Head Start is proposing to lengthen the current requirements around the Head Start day and year, but commenters worry such changes will mean fewer children can be served.

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