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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.

May 26, 2015

Cincinnati Leaders Launch Preschool-for-All Initiative

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

Racial and Economic Segregation Starts in Preschool, Study Finds

Researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York are arguing in a new report for an explicit focus on preschool equity.

November 26, 2014

Missouri Parent-Education Group Offers Trauma Resources for Young Children

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

Study: Low Salaries Leave Many Child-Care Workers Near Poverty

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

Policy Report Urges 'Two-Generation' Approach to Ending Child Poverty

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.

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