Winners in the $250 million Preschool Development Grants program and recipients of $500 million in Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership awards will be announced at a White House event Dec. 10.
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October 31, 2014
September 10, 2014
Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the $250 million grant competition during his annual back-to-school bus tour, which took him through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
August 13, 2014
The $240 million grant program has separate tracks for states just getting off the ground with preschool, and for states that already have robust programs.
March 04, 2014
The Obama administration is also not giving up on its proposal to spend $75 million on early childhood programs, which would be paid for through a tobacco tax.
December 11, 2013
Advocates say the bipartisan budget accord reached by congressional negotiators to roll back sequestration cuts is a good move, but want to keep the pressure on lawmakers.
November 13, 2013
The proposed legislation is the first significant attempt in over 10 years to expand the federal government's role in supporting prekindergarten.
October 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.
August 29, 2013
The grant awards will range from $37.5 million to $75 million and will be awarded by the end of this year.
June 27, 2013
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the federal program is outdated and needs to be revamped to help modernize schools.
June 13, 2013
The LEAD commission has released five recommendations to accelerate digital teaching and learning in the nation's schools.