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October 21, 2014

New 'Opportunity Index' Charts Preschool, Other Education Indicators by Community

Opportunity Nation, a coalition of more than 300 groups, created the index to offer a snapshot view of a community's economic, educational, and social performance.

October 15, 2014

State Preschool and Programs for Infants and Toddlers Under the Microscope

The Cato Institute and the Center for American Progress staked out different sides on the early-childhood debate in two recent reports.

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.

October 08, 2014

Analysis: Wealthier N.Y.C. Boroughs Saw the Most New Preschool Seats

The quick expansion of preschool in New York City could worsen existing inequalities, according to a report from UC Berkeley.

October 07, 2014

Toddlers Who Witness Adult Anger Tailor Behavior in Response, Study Finds

A study from the University of Washington shows how toddlers respond to cues from adults to determine if a particular action would draw anger.

October 01, 2014

Reshape Reclassification Policies for Youngest Language Learners, Report Says

If we don't make policy changes soon, according to a new report, America runs the risk of losing its fastest growing resource: students who speak two languages.

September 15, 2014

CDC: Nearly Eight in 10 Children Miss Developmental Screenings

Infants, other children, and teenagers are generally not receiving all the preventive care that is recommended for them, according to the federal health agency.

September 12, 2014

Study: Older Kindergartners Go On to Achieve More AP Test and College Success

The research, conducted by the College Board, showed that students with earliest birthdays in their kindergarten cohort were more likely to take and pass Advanced Placement tests and graduate from college in 4 years.

September 08, 2014

Gallup Poll Finds 70 Percent of Americans Favor More Federal Funding for Pre-K

Though a poll found broad support for increased federal pre-K funding, Republicans, at 53 percent, were much less likely than Democrats, at 87 percent, to support it.

August 28, 2014

Group Offers Current and Historical Snapshot of Preschool Enrollment

Opportunity Nation, a group advocating for preschool expansion, has given communities "opportunity scores" based on several indicators, including preschool enrollment.

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