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January 23, 2019

Many Large City Pre-K Programs Fail to Meet Quality Benchmarks, Study Finds

A new study finds that the majority of city pre-K programs in the nation's 40 largest cities fall short on a research organization's yardsticks, and 40 percent fail to reach more than 30 percent of the 4-year-old population.

June 06, 2018

Troubled Ky. School District Gives Up Head Start Grant After Abuse Allegations

The 101,000-student Jefferson County district, the state's largest, says it will start an early-childhood program of its own to serve Head Start-eligible children.

June 30, 2017

Researchers to Probe Effect of Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike on Child-Care Workers

Seattle plans to boost its minimum wage to $15 by 2021. Will child-care programs be able to absorb the increased labor costs?

April 25, 2017

New York City Plans to Expand Preschool to 3-Year-Olds

The city would become one of just a few in the nation to offer free universal preschool for 3-year-olds, under a plan unveiled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

January 18, 2017

N.Y.C. Unveils 'Quality Snapshots,' New Evaluation of City Preschool Program

As New York City releases new quality ratings on prekindergarten programs, its new pre-K quality snapshots could serve as a model for other jurisdictions.

December 07, 2016

'Pay for Success' Funding Model Focus of Policy Toolkit

The Urban Institute released a toolkit aimed at policymakers and investors interested in using private dollars to pay for public programs, such as prekindergarten.

November 09, 2016

Tax Increases for Preschool Pass in Ohio Cities; Fail in Missouri

Easy passage in Ohio demonstrated the popularity of preschool in Cincinnati and Dayton, but Missouri voters say no to a cigarette tax increase that would have supported early learning.

October 06, 2016

City-Based Prekindergarten Officials Meet in N.Y.C. to Share Experiences

The meeting in New York City will connect 12 cities and localities that already run, or are interested in offering, prekindergarten.

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.

June 16, 2016

Philadelphia Enacts Beverage Tax to Pay for Pre-K, Other Programs

The tax, which will apply to both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened drinks, is expected to raise $409 million over five years for preschool and other city programs.

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