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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.

September 24, 2014

New Mexico Early Childhood Supporters Gear Up for Expansion Effort

Preschool supporters want to use the state's large Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for early education, but the effort has failed four times in the past.

May 28, 2014

Frank Porter Graham Institute Launches Preschool Research and Design Center

Based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the center will offer strategic planning and evaluation services to states.

November 18, 2013

Funding to Upgrade Child-Care Facilities Part of New Massachusetts Bond Bill

The bond will provide a steady stream of funds to improve daycare and after-school facilities statewide.

November 13, 2013

Early Education to See Boost in Newly-Introduced House and Senate Bills

The proposed legislation is the first significant attempt in over 10 years to expand the federal government's role in supporting prekindergarten.

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