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September 01, 2015

Illinois Budget Woes Mean Drastic Cuts to Child Care Subsidies

Among the measures taken to deal with the state budget shortfall, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has imposed rules sharply limiting the number of families who qualify for child care subsidies.

August 11, 2015

Indiana State Preschool Program Bans Undocumented Children

Federal policy requiring that public schools serve all students regardless of immigration status extends only as far as kindergarten, leaving preschool a matter of state policy.

July 29, 2015

Hawaii to Expand Preschool Offerings Through Charters

Hawaii is using federal preschool development grant money to pay for the expansion, which will ultimately serve more than 900 students starting in 2015-16.

July 17, 2015

Minnesota's Big Spending Boost on Pre-K Scholarships May Serve Fewer Students

Despite nearly doubled funding for the program, Minnesota may issue preschool scholarships to 700 fewer children in the coming school year.

July 06, 2015

Washington State To Spend More On Early Learning Than It Ever Has

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.

June 17, 2015

Minnesota Budget: More for Early Ed., Not Enough for Universal Pre-K

The budget Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to after months of haggling contains $95 million in new funding for early-childhood education.

June 11, 2015

California Budget Panel Approves $392 Million in Early-Education Funding

If the legislative proposal gets the governor's signature as part of a larger budget package it would mean 5,000 new full-day state preschool spots, among other changes.

May 18, 2015

Minnesota Governor, Lawmakers in Budget Showdown Over Pre-K

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is threatening to veto lawmakers' entire education budget bill if they don't include an additional $150 million for universal preschool.

May 11, 2015

National Report: Preschool Spending, Enrollment Up Incrementally

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.

May 08, 2015

Texas Legislature Passes Gov.-Supported Preschool Bill

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.

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