The federal budget bills currently under consideration would cut funding to the grant program, which is meant to help states start or expand prekindergarten.

Preschool has been embraced by state and local lawmakers of both political parties, but there's still a partisan divide on the issue, according to recent research.

"The Raising of America," a documentary TV special about early care and education in this country, launched online on Monday.

California has a law on the books that provides a free year of public school to kids born in the fall, that no one else gets.

While most states are broadening their child-care assistance policies to serve more families, others are moving backward, says a report by the National Women's Law Center.

The Education Department released a positive update of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant program, even as it fights to renew another early-childhood initiative.

If nothing changes, programs responsible for educating 800 children will have closed their doors by Nov. 10.

Preschool benefits middle-class children, and efforts should be made to provide public preschool to a broader array of students, according to a new report.

A new national poll of registered voters commissioned by the First Five Years Fund finds that 76 percent of poll respondents would support such a proposal.

National education data shows adopted children fare worse than others in early schooling.


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