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January 12, 2016

'Moneyball for Head Start' Report Takes Data-Driven Approach to Improvement

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.

November 19, 2015

Regional Educational Group Calls For Increased Early-Childhood Investment

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

Governors Push to Retain Preschool Development Grant Funding

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

Partisan Divide Detected on Early-Childhood Education

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

PBS Launches Online Documentary on Early-Childhood Education

"The Raising of America," a documentary TV special about early care and education in this country, launched online on Monday.

October 06, 2015

Preschool Development Grants at Center of Advocacy Push

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

Duncan Moved Early-Education Policy Forward, Advocates Say

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 Network to Spend $16 Million to Make Early Ed a Campaign Issue

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

Child Care Programs Forced to Balance Quality and Financial Stability

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

Young Children Held Back by Social Class, Study Finds

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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