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.
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Still to be decided: how many children would be eligible for the program, and how it would be funded. Backers plan to place a question on the ballot by November 2016.
April 29, 2015
Researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York are arguing in a new report for an explicit focus on preschool equity.
February 05, 2015
Health officials are not sure if the measles cluster in Palatine, Ill., is related to the outbreak that started in California, but the cluster is drawing attention to vaccination gaps.
November 26, 2014
Parents as Teachers, an organization that provides support to families, has worked to maintain a routine as the St. Louis-area suburbs struggle with racial unrest.
November 19, 2014
An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.
November 12, 2014
The Annie E. Casey Foundation says in a recent policy report that programs need to embrace the entire family in order to curb intergenerational poverty.
November 12, 2014
Addressing policymakers, more than 500 researchers urged the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education.
November 03, 2014
In more than half of the states, families are receiving larger benefit amounts, or it is easier for them to access the benefits that they qualify for, according to a survey from the National Women's Law Center.
October 21, 2014
Opportunity Nation, a coalition of more than 300 groups, created the index to offer a snapshot view of a community's economic, educational, and social performance.