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May 23, 2017

Head Start Down, Home Visiting Up in White House Budget Proposal

Head Start would see funding at fiscal 2016 levels and home visiting would see continued funding under the budget proposal released Tuesday by the Trump White House.

May 09, 2017

Santa Fe Rejects Soda Tax That Would Support Pre-K

Voters in the New Mexico city have rejected a 2-cents-per-ounce tax on distributors of sodas and other sugary beverages that was intended to aid prekindergarten access.

October 04, 2016

As Governors, Kaine and Pence Aimed for Expanded Early-Childhood Education

The Democratic and Republican nominees for vice president wanted to bring more early-childhood seats to their states, but both ended up having to scale back their proposals.

August 11, 2016

Early Childhood Has Its Moment in Presidential Campaign

Both Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton placed a spotlight on the affordability of child care in recent remarks on the campaign trail.

July 20, 2016

PBS NewsHour Hosts Early-Childhood Panel in Cleveland

Away from the fireworks of the Republican National Convention floor, an event moderated by Education Week's Lisa Stark focused on early education and public policy.

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.

May 18, 2015

Minnesota Governor, Lawmakers in Budget Showdown Over Pre-K

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto lawmakers' entire education budget bill if they don't include an additional $150 million for universal preschool.

April 27, 2015

Minnesota Having a Not-So-Nice Argument Over Preschool

Minnesotans are in the midst of a confusing political battle over public preschool. Some want to invest the state's surplus in expanding the state's scholarship program while others want to invest in universal preschool.

April 21, 2015

North Dakota Gets on the Preschool Train

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a Republican, signed a bill into law providing $3 million in state grants to preschool programs for students from low-income families.

April 15, 2015

Home-Visiting, Children's Health Insurance Programs Reauthorized

Approval of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act by the U.S. Senate comes as advocates are focusing on early education as a bipartisan issue.

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