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October 21, 2014

New 'Opportunity Index' Charts Preschool, Other Education Indicators by Community

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.

October 15, 2014

State Preschool and Programs for Infants and Toddlers Under the Microscope

The Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress staked out different sides on the early-childhood debate in two recent reports.

September 19, 2014

Opportunity to Learn Campaign Enlists Preschoolers to Promote Early Learning

The organization created a video featuring (and partially filmed) by children, talking about what they like about preschool.

August 28, 2014

Group Offers Current and Historical Snapshot of Preschool Enrollment

Opportunity Nation, a group advocating for preschool expansion, has given communities "opportunity scores" based on several indicators, including preschool enrollment.

July 22, 2014

Report: Slow Gains Made in Children's Well-Being Despite Economic Downturn

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count data book finds improvement on 10 of 16 indicators, but racial gaps remain and poverty is on the rise.

January 13, 2014

Commission: Early Childhood Investment Key to Healthier America

The Commission to Build a Healthier America, which first released recommendations in 2009, has come together again to expand on some of its ideas related to high-quality early childhood services.

August 07, 2013

Documentarians Release Sneak Peek on Preschool Economics

California Newsreel, which plans a series on early childhood, released an 30-minute segment on preschool to take advantage of the current political focus.

July 31, 2013

Poll Findings Reveal Bipartisan Support for Early Learning

The survey, commissioned by an early-education advocacy group, found support for preschool crossed party lines.

June 28, 2013

State Leaders Asked to Push for Early-Childhood Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan continued his pitch for a $75 billion expansion of early-childhood programs at a recent meeting of the Education Commission of the States.

June 03, 2013

Business Leaders Back Pre-K Programs in Letter to Obama, Congress

Business leaders from major U.S. corporations, as well as Chambers of Commerce, say in an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress that early-childhood education should be a priority.

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