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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.

June 06, 2016

Indiana Governor Reverses Course on Seeking Federal Money for Preschool

Mike Pence, a Republican, wrote a letter to the Office of Health And Human Services saying that the state would be interested in applying for preschool development grant money.

May 17, 2016

Utah Finds Computer-Based Early-Learning Program Offers Literacy Boost

UPSTART, a Utah-funded program that also got federal Investing in Innovation grant money, gives an early-literacy boost that persists through elementary school, a state study says.

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.

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