The budget Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to after months of haggling contains $95 million in new funding for early-childhood education.
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June 17, 2015
June 11, 2015
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 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
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
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.