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October 04, 2010

Early Ed: Weak Link in State Data Chain

Despite millions of federal dollars pushing states to create data systems that would track children from preschool through high school and college, states are still struggling to include their youngest students, says a report released Friday by the New America Foundation. Over the last five years, ...

September 30, 2010

Arizona's Growing Budget Shortfall Pressures Pre-K

Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that Arizona's mid-year budget shortfall looks worse than expected. Legislators are looking to cut health care and have already sponsored a ballot referendum that would sweep tobacco tax monies reserved for early-childhood education back into the general fund...

September 22, 2010

New Rule Would Make Head Start Centers Compete

A proposed new federal rule would require lower-performing Head Start programs to compete for continued funding.

September 16, 2010

Will States Keep Pre-K? Texas Wants It

The word on the value of pre-K is getting out—to places one might not expect.

September 14, 2010

More on Illinois Bilingual Pre-K and Beyond

A look at what Illinois' new rules for bilingual preschools mean for two Chicago schools.

September 13, 2010

Fighting Childhood Obesity from the Start

It's ironic that just when early childhood is faced with the challenge of weaving more and stronger academics into what it already does, K-12 educators are confronting the need to address issues beyond academics, such as health, fitness, and nutrition.

September 09, 2010

The State of State Pre-K: A Q&A with Lisa Guernsey

In a Q&A, New America Foundation's Lisa Guernsey talks about state-level advocacy on behalf of pre-K programs, and where state budgets may be going.

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