As New York City releases new quality ratings on prekindergarten programs, its new pre-K quality snapshots could serve as a model for other jurisdictions.
Eight communities will share in the money, which will be used to pay for studies to determine how best to support private investment in early-education programs.
The new funding provides about a third of the money needed to offer all Head Start children a full school day and full year, which is a change required under new performance standards.
Blog posts related to children developing math skills were among the most-read articles of the past year.
An analysis of federal reports shows the differences in Head Start programs among the states on issues such as teacher pay, student enrollment and length of program day.
James J. Heckman, a Nobel-prize winning economist, has released a study showing significant benefits for a high-intensity program that intervened with children starting from infancy.
The Urban Institute released a toolkit aimed at policymakers and investors interested in using private dollars to pay for public programs, such as prekindergarten.
Eighteen states received a third round of federal funding intended to help them start or expand prekindergarten, but the program is now subject to a new administration's priorities.
Back in 2007, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., nominated to head the Department of Health and Human Services, pushed a proposal to have Head Start funds managed by states.
Easy passage in Ohio demonstrated the popularity of preschool in Cincinnati and Dayton, but Missouri voters say no to a cigarette tax increase that would have supported early learning.