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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.

July 29, 2015

Hawaii to Expand Preschool Offerings Through Charters

Hawaii is using federal preschool development grant money to pay for the expansion, which will ultimately serve more than 900 students starting in 2015-16.

July 17, 2015

Minnesota's Big Spending Boost on Pre-K Scholarships May Serve Fewer Students

Despite nearly doubled funding for the program, Minnesota may issue preschool scholarships to 700 fewer children in the coming school year.

July 06, 2015

Washington State To Spend More On Early Learning Than It Ever Has

After much back and forth, Washington state legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee agreed to spend $158 million on early education in the state's 2015-17 biennium.

June 17, 2015

Minnesota Budget: More for Early Ed., Not Enough for Universal Pre-K

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

June 11, 2015

California Budget Panel Approves $392 Million in Early-Education Funding

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.

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