Headlines About $1 Billion in Early-Ed. Spending Alternately Jubilant, Mournful

The early education news for the last week has been all about the money: who got it, who didn't, and whether or not anyone should have gotten it.


Univision Renews Commitment to Early Learning Public Service Campaign

The campaign encourages members of Univision's mostly Hispanic audience to talk, read, and sing with their infants and toddlers.


State Early Literacy Policies and Changes to Watch for in 2015

Where do things stand now in terms of how many states have required reading assessments, interventions, and retention?


Head Start Grants, Private Commitments to Boost Early-Childhood Programs

The White House Summit on Early Education included announcements of new federal funding and private donations to support early learning.


Eighteen States Win $250 Million in Preschool Development Grants

The announcement of federal funding comes on the day of a White House "summit" on early education that brings together public and private partners.


Study: Higher Birth Weight Correlates to Better School Performance

The research connected birth and school records to 1.6 million children born in Florida over a 10-year timespan.


Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,


Advocacy Groups Fighting to Maintain Funding for Home Visiting Programs

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is set to expire in March if Congress does not take action.


Poll: Californians Strongly in Favor of Preschool

Nearly two thirds of California voters consider preschool "very important," according to a new Field Poll, conducted in partnership with the California education news outlet EdSource.


Vermont Delays Preschool Implementation for One School Year

The extra time will allow towns time to adjust their budgets for the new mandate, state education officials said.


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