Only 41 percent of the nation's 4.1 million 4-year-olds are enrolled in publicly funded preschool, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
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April 07, 2015
October 31, 2014
Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.
September 29, 2014
The grants are available for 122 communities, and the Office of Head Start is encouraging potential grantees to embrace a "birth-to-5" model of providing services.
September 17, 2014
Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is fighting against the common core in his state, pitting him against the state schools chief and board of education.
September 15, 2014
The federal grant competition is divided into two strands: one for states just getting started with preschool, and another for states that already have well-established programs.
September 10, 2014
Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the $250 million grant competition during his annual back-to-school bus tour, which took him through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
August 13, 2014
The $240 million grant program has separate tracks for states just getting off the ground with preschool, and for states that already have robust programs.
March 13, 2014
A U.S. Department of Education official said that distributing money through states to community groups is one idea for the $250 million preschool development grants approved by Congress earlier this year.
February 23, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Arne Duncan told state leaders at the National Governors Association in Washington they should be "in front of" the growing interest in early-childhood education.
December 11, 2013
The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.