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March 31, 2016

Tennessee Lawmakers Pass Bill to Improve Pre-K, in Wake of Critical Study

Legislators passed a measure March 28 aimed at improving Tennessee's state preschool system, in the wake of a Vanderbilt University study that found the system was severely lacking.

March 30, 2016

Far More California Children Than Preschool Spots, Research Finds

A report says 16 percent of income-eligible California 4-year-olds and 35 percent of such 3-year-olds are not enrolled in pre-K due to lack of funded spots.

March 11, 2016

High-Quality Preschool Run by States and Cities Benefit Children, Report Finds

A new report from RAND says that research into public preschool shows benefits to children who participate in high-quality programs.

March 03, 2016

Lack of Oversight Found in Mississippi Child Care System

An investigation by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit education news outlet, found "minimal expectations, inconsistent rule enforcement and little help for [child care] centers that break safety regulations" in Mississippi.

February 19, 2016

Early Childhood Programs Missing Many Minority Children

A report from the Center for Law and Social Policy finds that certain ethnic groups, such as Hispanics, have very low participation in early-childhood programs intended to help low-income families.

February 07, 2016

Why Aren't Low-Income Children in Silicon Valley Attending Preschool?

While 64 percent of children from non-low-income families attend preschool in Silicon Valley, only 48 percent of 4-year-olds from low-income families do, the Urban Institute says.

January 29, 2016

Spending on State Preschool Programs Rises Again in 2015-16

For the fourth-straight year, state spending on publicly funded preschool has increased, according to the latest report by the Education Commission of the States.

January 27, 2016

New Early-Ed. Poll in Utah Finds Broad Support for Public Preschool

Voters in the conservative state, including a majority of Mormons, widely support public preschool, a survey finds, though respondents were divided on full-day kindergarten.

January 15, 2016

Early Education Again a Focus in States, But Will Action Follow?

Last year, there was far more talk than action among legislators and policymakers about expanding early-childhood education. The talk has started again.

December 01, 2015

Indiana Preschool Pilot Turns Away Majority of Applicants

After much fanfare about its launch, the number of funded spots for Indiana's new public preschool program is far outstripped by demand.

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