Using data and evidence-based practices wisely will help improve the 50-year-old preschool program for low-income children, says a coalition of Head Start advocates and good governance groups.
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November 19, 2015
The Southern Regional Education Board, a coalition of 16 states, released a guide for legislators in supporting early-education initiatives in their states.
November 11, 2015
The federal budget bills currently under consideration would cut funding to the grant program, which is meant to help states start or expand prekindergarten.
November 10, 2015
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.
November 10, 2015
"The Raising of America," a documentary TV special about early care and education in this country, launched online on Monday.
October 06, 2015
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.
October 02, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who announced his resignation Oct. 2, was a main force in promoting the Obama administration's early-childhood education policies.
August 14, 2015
Save the Children, one of the oldest child-welfare organizations in the country, created a political action arm last year specifically to make early-childhood education a top issues among all candidates for the 2016 presidential campaign.
July 31, 2015
A report on the challenges faced by Philadelphia-area child-care centers outlines issues that are concerns for providers across the country.
June 18, 2015
The Economic Policy Institute says that the gaps between children from high-income and low-income families extend to non-cognitive or "soft" skills, as well as skills such as reading and math.