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September 13, 2013

San Antonio District Offers Home School Pre-K Package

Hundreds of families ineligible for San Antonio's new pre-K program can take part in a home-schooling program featuring iPads loaded with a literacy curriculum.

September 12, 2013

Ed. Dept. Awards $15M in Grants for Kindergarten Entry Assessments

The federal government increased the grant program because of the quality of applicants, a department official said.

August 29, 2013

Study: Preschool Rating Systems Disconnected from Child Outcomes

The Quality Rating and Improvement Systems may be using too many indicators to derive results, researchers say.

July 12, 2013

Study: Head Start Helps Children Make Some Progress Towards Kindergarten Readiness

The children in the 2009 study are below the norms at both entry and exit from Head Start, but do improve in some pre-academic areas.

May 23, 2013

Ed. Dept. Launches Competition for Kindergarten Entry Assessments

$9.2 million will be devoted to helping states create tests that measure the readiness of young children to take on the social and academic requirements of kindergarten.

March 15, 2013

Preschool Debate Reveals Areas of Agreement For Policy Experts

Sara Mead and Grover J. "Russ" Whitehurst found issues they both suppport during the wide-ranging discussion about early-childhood education and federal policy, sponsored by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

February 27, 2013

States Find Common Ground on Preschool's Value

While pundits wrangle over the federal role in early education, states are moving ahead with their own plans.

February 08, 2013

Louisiana Launches Preschool Pilot Program

The birth-through-5 programs are one of the first steps in implementing Louisiana's Act 3, which gives the state authority over early-childhood education.

February 04, 2013

Head Start, Early Head Start To Be Melded in "Seamless" Grant Pilot

The Office of Head Start is allowing applicants to submit one application for programs to serve children from birth to age 5.

November 30, 2012

Hawaii Sets Standards for Early-Childhood Education

State officials are also working on implementation plan for early-learning program.

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