Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a California bill on Friday that would have provided a June 2018 deadline for expanding public preschool in the state to all low-income 4-year-olds.
A study finding that Tennessee's public preschool program had no discernable academic effect on children continues to make headlines.
Early-education supporters are continuing a drumbeat of support for federal Preschool Development Grants, which have gone to 18 states and have been used to start or expand state prekindergarten.
A study by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families found long-lasting positive effects on Latino children who attended publicly funded preschool in Miami.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who announced his resignation Oct. 2, was a main force in promoting the Obama administration's early-childhood education policies.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says that its screen time guidance must "evolve or become obsolete" as the media landscape changes.
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.
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.
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.
Early education workers have been paid low wages for years, but as public programs grow, the issue is increasingly on reporters' radars.