Children from low- and middle-income families who watched TV that much showed decreases in certain academic skills, but children from more-affluent families didn't, a new study says.
A comparison of kindergarten students in 1998 and 2010 finds children entering school with stronger skills in math and literacy, especially among black students.
The federal preschool program for low-income children could be used to try out new programs to support teachers and children, says a education consulting group.
The Educare model appears to show positive results for those who spent a year in the program, which blends private, public and Head Start dollars for a birth-to-5 program.
The American Enterprise Institute's policy document focuses on building more flexibility for families into federal programs aimed at supporting working families with young children.
A working paper found that parents whose children were enrolled in publicly-funded preschool in Louisiana tended to be satisfied with their choices, even if their children were enrolled in a center given low marks by outside evaluators.
A coalition of business and early-childhood groups urges the Trump administration to weigh changes that could help low- and moderate-income families pay for child care and preschool.
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.