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May 17, 2016

Utah Finds Computer-Based Early-Learning Program Offers Literacy Boost

UPSTART, a Utah-funded program that also got federal Investing in Innovation grant money, gives an early-literacy boost that persists through elementary school, a state study says.

March 31, 2016

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill to Improve Pre-K, in Wake of Critical Study

Legislators passed a measure March 28 aimed at improving Tennessee's state preschool system, in the wake of a Vanderbilt University study that found the system was severely lacking.

March 30, 2016

Far More California Children Than Preschool Spots, Research Finds

A report says 16 percent of income-eligible California 4-year-olds and 35 percent of such 3-year-olds are not enrolled in pre-K due to lack of funded spots.

March 11, 2016

High-Quality Preschool Run by States and Cities Benefit Children, Report Finds

A new report from RAND says that research into public preschool shows benefits to children who participate in high-quality programs.

March 03, 2016

Lack of Oversight Found in Mississippi Child Care System

An investigation by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit education news outlet, found "minimal expectations, inconsistent rule enforcement and little help for [child care] centers that break safety regulations" in Mississippi.

February 19, 2016

Early Childhood Programs Missing Many Minority Children

A report from the Center for Law and Social Policy finds that certain ethnic groups, such as Hispanics, have very low participation in early-childhood programs intended to help low-income families.

February 07, 2016

Why Aren't Low-Income Children in Silicon Valley Attending Preschool?

While 64 percent of children from non-low-income families attend preschool in Silicon Valley, only 48 percent of 4-year-olds from low-income families do, the Urban Institute says.

January 29, 2016

Spending on State Preschool Programs Rises Again in 2015-16

For the fourth-straight year, state spending on publicly funded preschool has increased, according to the latest report by the Education Commission of the States.

January 27, 2016

New Early-Ed. Poll in Utah Finds Broad Support for Public Preschool

Voters in the conservative state, including a majority of Mormons, widely support public preschool, a survey finds, though respondents were divided on full-day kindergarten.

January 15, 2016

Early Education Again a Focus in States, But Will Action Follow?

Last year, there was far more talk than action among legislators and policymakers about expanding early-childhood education. The talk has started again.

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