Increasingly, charter operators and authorizers are looking to start pre-K programs to complement their work in K-12, yet they are often hamstrung by law and funding issues, a new essay says.
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March 01, 2011
January 25, 2011
Readers, we're looking to find out if you've seen Response to Intervention being used in pre-K, and how that might mesh with IDEA's Child Find requirements.
January 05, 2011
Promoting kindergarten readiness is a hot trend among preschools in Asheville, North Carolina.
December 22, 2010
As I reported earlier this month, post-election changes to Iowa's political landscape could affect the state's voluntary, universal pre-K program. Right after the elections, advocates I spoke with were hopeful that newly elected Republican lawmakers would moderate their opposition to universal stat...
December 10, 2010
In November, the U.S. Department of Education announced it will offer $250 million for innovative literacy programs through a grant called Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Program. Striving Readers has been around for a while; what's new this year is an emphasis on funding programs serving ch...
November 30, 2010
Studies show that high-quality, dual-language preschools can be just as effective as English-only instruction in helping children to learn English.
November 17, 2010
Benefits include the value of the child care itself and likely future outcomes for the children in education, college, attendance, and the labor market, NIEER finds.
November 04, 2010
The ballot measure in Arizona would have returned tobacco tax money set aside for early education to the state's general fund.
October 13, 2010
Maybe it's a tempest in a teapot, but Tennessee Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam told the Associated Press last week he's hot and bothered by his opponent's charge he's soft on pre-K. In an earlier interview with AP, Democratic candidate Mike McWherter called Haslam's commitment to pre...
October 08, 2010
Some thing the tough, new proposed regulations on Head Start will spur more centers to use data to guide instruction.