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May 07, 2018

Minnesota Education Leaders Grapple with Findings from Early-Ed. Audit

An audit of the early-childhood education offerings in Minnesota finds complexity and fragmentation as well as a lack of data about program effectiveness.

April 18, 2018

More Children Enrolled in Pre-K, But Few States Meet All Benchmarks, Report Says

The National Institute for Early Education Research says that, on average, states serve more than a third of their 4-year-olds in state-funded early-childhood education programs.

February 01, 2018

State Leaders Keep Momentum Going on Early-Childhood Education

Two state-based organizations are working to spread knowledge and resources on prekindergarten quality, teacher workforce issues, and funding challenges.

November 07, 2017

Louisiana Releases New Tool to Help Parents Find Good Early-Learning Options

This interactive, online tool allows parents to get quality ratings on Louisiana's 1,500 publicly funded child care centers, Head Start programs, and pre-K programs.

October 13, 2017

School District Leaders Say Early Education Needed, But Underfunded

A majority of superintendents say that high-quality child care and education is not available to every family in their state, and that states are investing too little in such programs.

September 28, 2017

Child-Care Rating System Effective in Nudging Centers, Parents to High Quality

A new study of North Carolina's quality-rating and improvement system shows that it has been successful in improving quality measures in the state's child-care programs.

August 18, 2017

New Mexico's Early-Learning Efforts Show Promise, Pitfalls, Report Finds

A new report on New Mexico's early childhood education initiatives finds mixed results for the various programs the state provides.

June 23, 2017

New Hampshire Gambles on Big Payout for Full-Day Kindergarten

The Granite State has legalized Keno gambling and plans to tax the machines to partially fund full-day kindergarten for the state's 5-year-olds.

June 08, 2017

More Indiana Counties to Offer State-Funded Prekindergarten

State officials announced this week that 15 additional counties will join five others that had offered prekindergarten through the state's On My Way Pre-K program.

May 26, 2017

State Preschool Funding Now Above Pre-Recession Levels, Enrollment Climbing

The State of Preschool report from the National Institute of Early Education Research found that spending is up, but state program quality is uneven.

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