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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.

April 19, 2017

What Does Science Tell Us About Prekindergarten?

A statement from a group of researchers offers a nuanced take about what science can say, and has not proven, about the value of prekindergarten.

April 15, 2016

Congressional Pre-K Caucus Launches With Celebrity Guests

The bipartisan caucus is intended to help lawmakers understand the benefits of early-childhood education, and to boost pre-K access nationwide.

April 14, 2016

What Do We Know About Pre-K? That We Should Start Sooner, Says Report

The strongest early-childhood research suggests that high-quality child care and home-visiting programs have stronger positive effects on children than prekindergarten for 4-year-olds, according to an analysis from the American Enterprise Institute.

February 09, 2015

New York City Launches New, Unified Preschool Application Form

As they prepare to add 17,000 full-day preschool seats in 2015, New York City officials announced a single application for district and community schools.

January 15, 2015

Hispanic Preschool Participation Varies by State

Nationwide, Hispanic children have low preschool participation rates but a new Quality Counts 2015 follow-up analysis finds that enrollment varies considerably by state.

October 17, 2014

Elementary School Principals Called on to 'Straddle' Early Education, K-12

A new guide provides practical help to principals hoping to better bridge the world of early-childhood education and traditional elementary school education.

October 10, 2014

New York City Decries Preschool Seat Location Analysis as 'Misleading'

City officials have pushed back hard against an analysis critiquing one of the mayor's landmark initiatives, a dramatic expansion of preschool slots citywide.

September 04, 2014

New York City Kicks Off School Year With Massive Prekindergarten Expansion

Making preschool universal for 4-year-olds in the city was a signature promise in Bill de Blasio's successful campaign for mayor.

April 21, 2014

Poll: California Voters Support Prekindergarten Expansion

Democratic state lawmakers have championed the plan, but Gov. Jerry Brown has warned against starting new programs with the state's current budget surplus.

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