Maine won't compete for $37 million from the federal government to improve early-childhood education because of the strings attached, which is angering early-childhood advocates.
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November 13, 2013
October 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.
August 28, 2013
The grant awards will range from $37.5 million to $75 million and will be awarded by the end of this year.
July 30, 2013
Libby Doggett, formerly the director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Home Visiting Campaign, will oversee the Early Learning Challenge grants and help promote preschool expansion.
April 16, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education plans to award $370 million as part of the initiative to improve early learning in the states.
December 06, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education awarded $133 million to five states with plans to expand access to early-childhood education programs and improve quality.