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.
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May 14, 2014
April 25, 2014
The money will be used to promote professional development among early-learning staff and promoting day care center improvements.
April 10, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
Early childhood education is seeing interest--and more funding--from city and well as state lawmakers.
January 07, 2014
After seeing a geographic map that pinpointed community needs for at-risk preschool populations, Philadelphia providers are offered $1 million.