Forty states and the District of Columbia spent $116 million more on public pre-K in the 2013-14 school year than in 2012-13 and served 1.3 million children, the annual NIEER report says.
Recently in State Early Childhood Programs Category
May 11, 2015
May 08, 2015
After much fuss, a bill that restores some of the funding cut in 2011, but does little to change public pre-K in Texas, awaits the governor's signature.
April 23, 2015
Some high-profile folks in Texas have come out in "strong opposition" to the Texas legislature's plan, endorsed by the governor, to expand public preschool in the state.
April 13, 2015
A bill to expand early-learning opportunities gets approval from both the GOP-controlled Senate and the Democratically-controlled House, but the budget remains up in the air.
April 10, 2015
A New Mexico program providing 25 extra days of class time for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade has brought excellent results, according to outside evaluators.
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.
April 01, 2015
Early-education legislation currently under consideration in several states would, collectively, have the power to bring about large changes in public preschool and early learning programs.
March 02, 2015
Companion bills filed in the Texas House and Senate would spend up to $118 million to help school districts offer high-quality prekindergarten education.
February 27, 2015
Eleven governors have included early learning in their 2015 State of the State addresses so far, according to an evaluation by the Education Commission of the States, a non-partisan, Denver-based think tank.
January 29, 2015
The past few weeks have seen an uptick in preschool activists making themselves known in some states that have typically had small (or no) state preschool programs.