Sara Mead and Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst found issues they both suppport during the wide-ranging discussion about early-childhood education and federal policy, sponsored by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune uses national interest in preschool to examine its state program
The federal What Works Clearinghouse examined the fourth edition of The Creative Curriculum and a program developed in North Carolina called Bright Beginnings.
Three retired military leaders say that early education is a matter of national security.
While pundits wrangle over the federal role in early education, states are moving ahead with their own plans.
Partisans take to the national media with their opinions on the Obama administration's proposals to expand the federal role in early-childhood education.
James J. Heckman, a University of Chicago professor who has studied the economic benefits of preschool, shares his thoughts.
The president's State of the Union Address talks about expanding preschool and full-day kindergarten, but offers few details on funding and timing.
The birth-through-5 programs are one of the first steps in implementing Louisiana's Act 3, which gives the state authority over early-childhood education.
The Center for American Progress released a multibillion proposal for universal preschool, days before President Barack Obama is to give his State of the Union Address.