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May 14, 2014

Senate Passes Preschool Expansion Measure, But Bill's Future Unclear

The bill passed on a party-line vote, but House Republican leaders have balked at the cost of the expansion, which would be more than $30 billion over the first five years.

April 25, 2014

Early-Childhood Programs in Newark, N.J., Get $1 Million Boost

The money will be used to promote professional development among early-learning staff and promoting day care center improvements.

April 10, 2014

Conn. Lawmakers Seek Pre-K Expansion, Funded in Part With Tobacco Money

If a legislative proposal passes, Connecticut would be able to enroll 50,000 more students around the state and prioritize students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

March 31, 2014

Lawmakers Reach Budget Agreement for New York City Pre-K Expansion

The proposed budget deal would add an additional $300 million to the budget to expand preschool in the city, a campaign priority for the mayor, while also strengthening protections for charter schools.

March 17, 2014

Indiana Poised to Join States With Publicly-Funded Preschool Programs

The state is following a trend of interest among lawmakers in supporting early childhood education, says one early education expert who tracks state legislation.

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.

March 04, 2014

$500 Million for Preschool Development Grants in White House Proposed Budget

The Obama administration is also not giving up on its proposal to spend $75 million on early childhood programs, which would be paid for through a tobacco tax.

January 14, 2014

Early Education Funding Sees Increase in Federal Budget Bill

Head Start would receive a $1 billion boost, $500 million of which would go Early Head Start, which serves pregnant women and children up to age 3.

January 13, 2014

Cities Taking on Early Childhood Education Role

Early childhood education is seeing interest--and more funding--from city and well as state lawmakers.

January 07, 2014

Mapping Project Shows Philadelphia Pre-K Needs, Prompts Funding

After seeing a geographic map that pinpointed community needs for at-risk preschool populations, Philadelphia providers are offered $1 million.

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