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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.

April 15, 2013

Birth to Five Policy Alliance Changes Name to Reflect Expanded Focus

The Alliance for Early Success plans a focus from birth to age 8, says its executive director.

April 01, 2013

Special Ed. Advocates Urge Focus on Young Children with Disabilities

Early-intervention services should not be left out of early-learning expansion plans, says the Council for Exceptional Children's early-childhood division.

October 26, 2012

Report: More Evidence That Early Learning Can Reduce Crime

National law enforcement group calls for more investment in quality programs

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