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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.

April 03, 2013

Report: State Kindergarten Policies Show Inequities

The Education Commission of the States reports wide disparities in how kindergarten students are educated nationwide.

February 08, 2013

Louisiana Launches Preschool Pilot Program

The birth-through-5 programs are one of the first steps in implementing Louisiana's Act 3, which gives the state authority over early-childhood education.

January 29, 2013

Governors Tackling Early-Childhood Education in Budget Proposals

Several state leaders have made expanding preschool programs one of their budget-year priorities.

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