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November 29, 2016

Trump's Pick for HHS Secretary Advocated for State Control of Head Start

Back in 2007, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., nominated to head the Department of Health and Human Services, pushed a proposal to have Head Start funds managed by states.

October 11, 2016

Clinton Would Double Child Tax Credit for Low, Middle-Income Families

The proposal by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would double, to $2,000, a current tax break for families with children ages 4 and under.

September 19, 2016

Obama Administration Declares Its Early Education Initiatives a Success

Even accepting that preschool expansion is the goal, there is a very long way to go before reaching President Barack Obama's stated goal of offering preschool for every child.

September 13, 2016

The State of American Preschool, in Six Parts

Six months of reporting and writing about U.S. public preschools makes clear that we trail the rest of the developed world in how and what we spend on young children.

September 13, 2016

Trump Unveils Child Care Plan of Tax Cuts, Expanded Credits

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign said that his plan will support families across the income spectrum.

August 17, 2016

Hillary Clinton and the Birth of Early Head Start

Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, said she helped to create the 22-year-old program for pregnant women, babies, and toddlers. What was her role in supporting Early Head Start in its infancy?

August 08, 2016

Donald Trump Proposes Tax Deduction for Child-Care Costs

Speaking at the Detroit Economic Club Monday, Donald Trump's proposal also calls for scrapping the federal Child and Dependent Care tax credit.

July 29, 2016

Early Childhood Mentioned More Often at the Democratic National Convention

Early child was mentioned once by Republicans, multiple times by Democrats, at this month's conventions.

July 19, 2016

Pre-K Drops From Republican Platform, School Choice Praised

A proposal in the Republican platform draft to oppose prekindergarten as state intrusion into the family fell by the wayside in the final document.

July 15, 2016

Mike Pence, Trump's V.P. Pick, Has Early Education Ties

Early-childhood education has been one of the legislative priorities for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who is walking away from a re-election battle to be Donald Trump's running mate.

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