As important as preschool is, a new report says the quality of the early elementary years is also critical and shouldn't be ignored.
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July 22, 2016
July 20, 2016
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
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
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
Eighteen states offer high-quality preschool programs, but serve less than 30 percent of their 4-year-olds.
July 12, 2016
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
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
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 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
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.