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February 27, 2015

Report: Early Learning Among Top Six Education Priorities for Governors

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

Pre-K Movement Heats Up in States With Small State Programs, or None

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.

January 27, 2015

Study: Minority Low-Birth-Weight Babies Less Likely to Get Help

A study of 10,433 California babies born with a very low birth weight in 2010-11 found that many were not referred to a free statewide program that provides follow-up care.

January 08, 2015

Study: Washington State Preschool Program Delivers Academic Advantage

A new study by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy showed clear test score gains in late elementary school for children who attended the state preschool program there.

December 18, 2014

States That Don't Fund Public Preschool - Part One

Some of the 10 states that had no public preschool program when the National Institute for Early Education Research last issued a report in 2013 have made moves to change that.

December 09, 2014

Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,

December 02, 2014

Vermont Delays Preschool Implementation for One School Year

The extra time will allow towns time to adjust their budgets for the new mandate, state education officials said.

October 28, 2014

Two Preschool Ballot Initiatives Battle it Out in Seattle

Seattle voters must choose where they stand on two competing proposals Nov. 4—one supported by two large unions, and one supported by the city government.

October 17, 2014

Elementary School Principals Called on to 'Straddle' Early Education, K-12

A new guide provides practical help to principals hoping to better bridge the world of early-childhood education and traditional elementary school education.

October 03, 2014

Private Money Could Help GOP Mayor Launch Public Preschool in Indianapolis

Private donations could save a Republican mayor's plan to expand public preschool, if only he can get the Democrats on the city council to agree to raise public funding.

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