A look at seven states in the Midwest shows how they have created rating systems for their early-childhood programs, and concerns over containing costs.
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September 27, 2016
October 27, 2015
The Education Department released a positive update of the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant program, even as it fights to renew another early-childhood initiative.
July 06, 2015
After much back and forth, Washington state legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee agreed to spend $158 million on early education in the state's 2015-17 biennium.
April 07, 2015
Only 41 percent of the nation's 4.1 million 4-year-olds are enrolled in publicly funded preschool, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
February 11, 2015
Following on the heels of the federal Promise Neighborhood program, Vermont will be launching its own initiative to help communities support citizens from birth onward.
January 21, 2015
President Barack Obama mentioned the phrase "child care" eight times in his State of the Union Address last night, according to a Wall Street Journal count. That's more often than he said the words "terrorist," "middle class" or "opportunity.
January 14, 2015
Early education programs throughout the country have grown thanks to competitive federal grants. As the grants come to a close, a report finds mixed results for winners.
October 16, 2014
Homeless children under the age of 5 are more likely to suffer from toxic stress and run a heightened risk of starting kindergarten unprepared.
February 23, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Arne Duncan told state leaders at the National Governors Association in Washington they should be "in front of" the growing interest in early-childhood education.
December 20, 2013
Nearly $281 million will be divided among six states in the third round of the early-learning grant program, and state leaders on both sides of the aisle said they appreciated the opportunity to compete for the funds.