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July 12, 2016

GOP Draft Platform Rejects Public Pre-K, Says News Report

The draft platform for the Republican committee says that prekindergarten "inserts the state" into family relationships and as such should be opposed, reports say.

June 06, 2016

Indiana Governor Reverses Course on Seeking Federal Money for Preschool

Mike Pence, a Republican, wrote a letter to the Office of Health And Human Services saying that the state would be interested in applying for preschool development grant money.

May 03, 2016

New Poll Shows Moms Want Clinton, Flexible Work Hours, Affordable College

Mothers care more only about the next president not entering another war than they do about investing in education.

February 09, 2016

Head Start Among Programs Boosted in Proposed White House Budget

Early-childhood priorities, such as more money for home visiting and child care, can be found throughout the federal budget proposal released Feb. 9 by the White House.

November 11, 2015

Governors Push to Retain Preschool Development Grant Funding

The federal budget bills currently under consideration would cut funding to the grant program, which is meant to help states start or expand prekindergarten.

November 10, 2015

Partisan Divide Detected on Early-Childhood Education

Preschool has been embraced by state and local lawmakers of both political parties, but there's still a partisan divide on the issue, according to recent research.

October 20, 2015

Poll Finds Growing Support for Expanded Federal Spending on Early Education

A new national poll of registered voters commissioned by the First Five Years Fund finds that 76 percent of poll respondents would support such a proposal.

October 06, 2015

Preschool Development Grants at Center of Advocacy Push

Early-education supporters are continuing a drumbeat of support for federal Preschool Development Grants, which have gone to 18 states and have been used to start or expand state prekindergarten.

June 16, 2015

Universal Prekindergarten on Hillary Clinton's Wish List

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopeful, would like to see a doubling of Head Start funding as well as funding for universal preschool.

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