Goldman Sachs and J.B. Pritzker loan $7 million in a so-called social impact bond to the United Way of Utah to expand preschool for the poor.
Retired military leaders say Obama's early-childhood education plan will create a projected two million more high school graduates and $150 billion in net economic benefits to America.
The agency outlines how much money states could possibly receive if the president's $75 billion preschool expansion program is adopted.
Demand for early-childhood programs grew substantially following the implementation of universal pre-K programs in Georgia and Oklahoma.
Preschool director Dorothy Stewart offers pre-K teachers in the Old Firehouse Schools up to $9,000 in retention bonuses if they stay for four years.
Business leaders from major U.S. corporations, as well as Chambers of Commerce, say in an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress that early-childhood education should be a priority.
All families in Minnesota will be afforded access to all-day kindergarten as of 2014 paid for by new tax hikes.
California's new two-year-long kindergarten program promotes alignment of early-childhood education and the K-12 system.
Teachers in pre-K through 3rd grade with NBPTS certification believe they're better at both offering developmentally appropriate content and imparting than their peers, a new study states.
$9.2 million will be devoted to helping states create tests that measure the readiness of young children to take on the social and academic requirements of kindergarten.