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August 26, 2016

Missouri Cigarette Tax Hike for Early Childhood on Ballot, For Now

Opponents of the proposal say those who signed a petition favoring the tax increase on cigarettes were shown an inaccurate summary of what the measure would do.

July 22, 2016

K-3 Quality Matters Too, Says New Policy Report

As important as preschool is, a new report says the quality of the early elementary years is also critical and shouldn't be ignored.

July 20, 2016

PBS NewsHour Hosts Early-Childhood Panel in Cleveland

Away from the fireworks of the Republican National Convention floor, an event moderated by Education Week's Lisa Stark focused on early education and public policy.

July 15, 2016

Vermont Now Offers 10 Hours a Week of Free Preschool, for Everyone

In a first for the U.S., Vermont now requires communities to offer 10 hours a week of free preschool to 3- and 4-year-olds.

July 15, 2016

Mike Pence, Trump's V.P. Pick, Has Early Education Ties

Early-childhood education has been one of the legislative priorities for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who is walking away from a re-election battle to be Donald Trump's running mate.

July 13, 2016

Map Shows Where Preschool Access and Quality Intersect

Eighteen states offer high-quality preschool programs, but serve less than 30 percent of their 4-year-olds.

July 12, 2016

GOP Draft Platform Rejects Public Pre-K, Says News Report

The draft platform for the Republican committee says that prekindergarten "inserts the state" into family relationships and as such should be opposed, reports say.

July 08, 2016

Watch: State Officials Discuss 'The Road to High-Quality Early Education'

Education leaders from North Carolina, Michigan, Washington state and West Virginia share thoughts for early-childhood advocates looking to start, or expand, a high-quality pre-K program.

June 29, 2016

Here's What High Quality Preschool Looks Like in Real Life

Washington state, North Carolina, Michigan and West Virginia all have programs that have been judged effective by outside evaluators. Still, they are not perfect.

June 27, 2016

California's Transitional Kindergarten Program Gets Encouraging Report Card

California's program for some 4-year-olds boasts quality instruction, highly educated teachers and a balanced curriculum, says a report by the American Institutes for Research.

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