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July 31, 2012

Why Early Ed. Is Not a Marquee Issue in 2012 Campaign

Early education policymakers, advocates, and researchers call for a higher profile for the need for more quality early childhood programs, especially as a linchpin for a stronger American economy.

July 26, 2012

Kindergarten Class of 2011: A Snapshot

'First findings' from the U.S. Department of Education's early childhood longitudinal study of more than 18,000 kindergartners underscore the presence of achievement gaps in the earliest grades.

July 24, 2012

American Indian Preschoolers Focus of Parent Outreach Effort

Parent educators make bi-weekly home visits to help families understand and support the healthy physical and intellectual development of young children.

July 20, 2012

Southwest Florida Gains Rating System for Early Learning, Child Care

Early Learning Coalition creates system to cover area providers.

June 29, 2012

Transitional Kindergarten Survives Budget Battle in Calif.

School districts continue with implementation plans now that state budget has been approved

April 27, 2012

Study: Pediatric Early Literacy Effort a Boon to Latino Children

A non profit program that provides books and uses doctors to advise at-risk families on the importance of reading with children is showing good results for young Latinos.

April 19, 2012

Competition for Head Start Grants Begins Now

Regulations created last fall require Head Start providers that fall short of federal quality standards to compete with other potential providers for funding, instead of being guaranteed a share of $7.6 billion in Head Start grants. Automatic renewal had been the norm since the program was created in 1964.

April 19, 2012

Louisiana Takes Big Steps to Improve Early-Childhood Education

New law coordinates preschool programs, requires standards

April 13, 2012

More California Lawmakers Vote for Transitional Kindergarten

State Senate subcommittee rejects governor's proposal to eliminate program

April 04, 2012

Survey Says Setting Rigorous Pre-K Expectations Not Beneficial

Complete results from survey of Pre-K personnel to be released in April at Nashville summit on school readiness.

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