Federal funding for children's programs has dropped 9.4 percent over the last five years, compared to a 4 percent overall drop in federal spending, according to a recent analysis by a bipartisan advocacy group.
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July 13, 2015
July 08, 2015
Oregon legislators approved a multi-million-dollar early-learning plan on the last day of that state's legislative session on Monday.
June 08, 2015
The Center for American Progress says services aimed at improving health and education outcomes for infants and toddlers from low-income families are often underfunded and provided in scattershot fashion.
April 13, 2015
During Tuesday's Senate education committee, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member and co-author of the bill, will offer an amendment to strengthen early-childhood education--and it looks like she has the Republican support needed to do so.
April 07, 2015
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.
February 25, 2015
Arne Duncan said the details are up to Congress, but an advocacy coalition wants a preschool title to be added to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
February 11, 2015
Two organizations that support home-visiting programs have released a report that takes a closer look at what federal funding has meant for states and needy families
January 21, 2015
President Barack Obama mentioned the phrase "child care" eight times in his State of the Union Address last night, according to a Wall Street Journal count. That's more often than he said the words "terrorist," "middle class" or "opportunity.
January 14, 2015
Early education programs throughout the country have grown thanks to competitive federal grants. As the grants come to a close, a report finds mixed results for winners.
December 16, 2014
The early education news for the last week has been all about the money: who got it, who didn't, and whether or not anyone should have gotten it.