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September 17, 2014

Louisiana Angles for Preschool Grant, But With No Common-Core Strings

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

Many States Indicate Interest in Latest Federal Preschool Grant Program

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

Parent Engagement Key Focus of Federal Early-Learning Grant Competition

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

Preschool Grant Competition Aims to Expand Access to Early Learning

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

Community Groups May be Beneficiaries of Preschool Development Grants

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

Early Childhood a Bipartisan Topic at Governors' Meeting

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

Budget Deal Would Eliminate New Head Start Cuts, But No Added Spending Likely

The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.

October 18, 2013

Sixteen States and D.C. to Compete For Early Learning Challenge Funds

The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.

October 01, 2013

Shutdown Could Affect Up to 19,000 Head Start Children

Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.

June 25, 2013

Senate Budget Leader To Introduce Early Childhood Bill

Sen. Patty Murray, the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said early childhood programs are a non-partisan issue.

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