The Education Commission of the States compiled a list of laws enacted in 2013 to support early literacy, preschool access, teacher preparation, and program quality.
A federally-funded study showed positive results for children who participated in a 10-week curriculum featuring characters such as Curious George and Sid the Science Kid.
Despite substantial funding increases over the past six years, empty seats still remain in all but four states' Head Start programs, a new study has found.
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes, the outgoing director of the $7.6 billion Head Start program, oversaw the agency's first-ever competition for funding during her four-year tenure.
Preschoolers who have erratic bedtimes now have behavior problems as 7-year-old students.
The bond will provide a steady stream of funds to improve daycare and after-school facilities statewide.
Yvette Sanchez Fuentes oversaw the creation of a competition intended to close low-performing Head Start programs and introduce new providers.
Maine won't compete for $37 million from the federal government to improve early-childhood education because of the strings attached, which is angering early-childhood advocates.
John Arnold responds to harsh criticism from education historian Diane Ravitch and others by donating to Factcheck.org.
Children at the pre-K level have been suspended and expelled for reasons ranging from possession of firearms to failure to follow school rules, the Baltimore Sun reports.