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.

California Legislature Passes Big Public Preschool Bill, Doesn't Fund It (Yet)

The bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by state lawmakers would expand the state's preschool program to all of California's low-income 4-year-olds.

Website Creates National Database of Preschool, Day-Care Regulations

Noodle, which launched earlier this year, has created 51 guides that can steer parents toward information on the preschool landscape in their jurisdiction.

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