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December 07, 2016

'Pay for Success' Funding Model Focus of Policy Toolkit

The Urban Institute released a toolkit aimed at policymakers and investors interested in using private dollars to pay for public programs, such as prekindergarten.

November 09, 2016

Tax Increases for Preschool Pass in Ohio Cities; Fail in Missouri

Easy passage in Ohio demonstrated the popularity of preschool in Cincinnati and Dayton, but Missouri voters say no to a cigarette tax increase that would have supported early learning.

October 26, 2016

Follow-Up to Tennessee Pre-K Study Raises Questions About Program's Effects

A Vanderbilt University researcher shares some sobering, if preliminary, findings about long-term effectiveness during a panel sponsored by a Washington think tank.

October 04, 2016

As Governors, Kaine and Pence Aimed for Expanded Early-Childhood Education

The Democratic and Republican nominees for vice president wanted to bring more early-childhood seats to their states, but both ended up having to scale back their proposals.

September 15, 2016

New Mexico's Investment in Preschool is Paying Off, Legislative Study Shows

Children who participated in New Mexico's public preschool program did better on 3rd grade tests of math and reading than their peers who didn't participate.

August 26, 2016

Missouri Cigarette Tax Hike for Early Childhood on Ballot, For Now

Opponents of the proposal say those who signed a petition favoring the tax increase on cigarettes were shown an inaccurate summary of what the measure would do.

July 22, 2016

K-3 Quality Matters Too, Says New Policy Report

As important as preschool is, a new report says the quality of the early elementary years is also critical and shouldn't be ignored.

July 20, 2016

PBS NewsHour Hosts Early-Childhood Panel in Cleveland

Away from the fireworks of the Republican National Convention floor, an event moderated by Education Week's Lisa Stark focused on early education and public policy.

July 15, 2016

Vermont Now Offers 10 Hours a Week of Free Preschool, for Everyone

In a first for the U.S., Vermont now requires communities to offer 10 hours a week of free preschool to 3- and 4-year-olds.

July 15, 2016

Mike Pence, Trump's V.P. Pick, Has Early Education Ties

Early-childhood education has been one of the legislative priorities for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who is walking away from a re-election battle to be Donald Trump's running mate.

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