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July 20, 2016

PBS NewsHour Hosts Early-Childhood Panel in Cleveland

Away from the fireworks of the Republican National Convention floor, an event moderated by Education Week's Lisa Stark focused on early education and public policy.

July 12, 2016

GOP Draft Platform Rejects Public Pre-K, Says News Report

The draft platform for the Republican committee says that prekindergarten "inserts the state" into family relationships and as such should be opposed, reports say.

July 08, 2016

Watch: State Officials Discuss 'The Road to High-Quality Early Education'

Education leaders from North Carolina, Michigan, Washington state and West Virginia share thoughts for early-childhood advocates looking to start, or expand, a high-quality pre-K program.

July 08, 2016

How Much Does Child Care Really Cost? Don't Forget Lost Raises, Benefits

New parents are often stymied by the question of whether to stay home or to continue working while forking over a significant portion of their salaries to cover child care. Now, there's an interactive calculator for that.

April 21, 2016

Early-Childhood STEM Programs Take Root at White House Event

The White House is celebrating federal, state and local initiatives intended to help young children learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math.

April 15, 2016

Congressional Pre-K Caucus Launches With Celebrity Guests

The bipartisan caucus is intended to help lawmakers understand the benefits of early-childhood education, and to boost pre-K access nationwide.

April 15, 2016

California Commission Issues 'Clarion Call' For Early-Education Reform

A commission of heavy hitters in California education recommends a wholesale overhaul of the Golden State's early-care and education system for children under 5.

April 14, 2016

What Do We Know About Pre-K? That We Should Start Sooner, Says Report

The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.

March 29, 2016

State Schools' Chiefs Issue Guidelines for High-Quality Preschool

The list released by the Council of Chief State School Officers is notable because the association's members have control over the direction of states' preschool programs.

March 25, 2016

Beyond Pre-K: District of Columbia-Area Foundation Aids Infants and Toddlers

The Bainum Family Foundation, based in suburban Washington, D.C., is working to support better programs for infants and toddlers in low-income city neighborhoods.

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