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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.

August 12, 2013

Early-Childhood Spending on the Upswing in Several States

A survey by the National Conference of State Legislatures finds that spending on early-childhood programs is showing a slow, but steady, increase in some states.

June 21, 2013

Six States Selected For Early Learning 'Policy Academy'

The National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices will help representatives from each state improve their preK-3 systems.

May 03, 2013

Ga. Law Requires National Background Checks for Child-Care Workers

Child-care workers in Georgia must now submit to national fingerprint and background checks under a measure signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal.

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