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November 23, 2015

3rd Grade Literacy: How Much Progress Is Your State Making?

A new report ranks every state in the country on how it's doing at preparing students to be reading proficiently at the end of 3rd grade, a critical benchmark for later academic success.

November 19, 2015

Regional Educational Group Calls For Increased Early-Childhood Investment

The Southern Regional Education Board, a coalition of 16 states, released a guide for legislators in supporting early-education initiatives in their states.

November 06, 2015

California Law Provides Unequal Access to Transitional Kindergarten

California has a law on the books that provides a free year of public school to kids born in the fall, that no one else gets.

October 26, 2015

Some State Preschools Set to Close Under Pa. Budget Stalemate

If nothing changes, programs responsible for educating 800 children will have closed their doors by Nov. 10.

October 13, 2015

California Bill Setting Deadline for Preschool Expansion Vetoed

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a California bill on Friday that would have provided a June 2018 deadline for expanding public preschool in the state to all low-income 4-year-olds.

September 16, 2015

California Legislature Passes Big Public Preschool Bill, Doesn't Fund It (Yet)

The bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by state lawmakers would expand the state's preschool program to all of California's low-income 4-year-olds.

September 10, 2015

Plan For Early-Ed. Expansion in New Mexico Meets Enthusiasm, Skepticism

A plan announced in Albuquerque by Randi Weingarten would increase state funding for early education in New Mexico.

September 08, 2015

Indiana Preschool Pilot Garners Praise, Despite Bumpy Launch

Indiana's On My Way Pre-K is the state's first foray into using state funds to pay for prekindergarten.

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.

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