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.
The proposed legislation is the first significant attempt in over 10 years to expand the federal government's role in supporting prekindergarten.
Parents in Los Angeles launched a petition drive after 24th Street Elementary School lost its previous prekindergarten program due to budget cuts.
Just as cities, states, and the federal government weigh expanded universal pre-K, one advocate warns we might pay a price should home-based care fall by the wayside.
Child-care workers spent an average of more than 10 years in their jobs and are better educated than previously believed, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states.