The next step for advocacy groups is to get candidates to support the initiatives, says Kris Perry, the executive director of the First Five Years Fund.
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October 20, 2014
October 20, 2014
A new Educare early-childhood school will mix research-based instruction with Native culture and language.
October 01, 2014
Lillian Mongeau joins the Education Week blogging team to keep readers up to date on news and policy developments for the nation's youngest learners.
September 29, 2014
The grants are available for 122 communities, and the Office of Head Start is encouraging potential grantees to embrace a "birth-to-5" model of providing services.
September 24, 2014
The Waterford Institute has expanded a Utah in-home pre-K program to reach rural families.
September 22, 2014
The findings come from a poll conducted on behalf of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and the First Five Years Fund, two advocacy organization supporting increased spending on early learning.
September 11, 2014
Twenty percent of low-income families in the state say that a lack of child care has kept them from getting or holding onto a job.
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 05, 2014
Requiring some Head Start providers to recompete for federal funding has been difficult, but will ultimately strengthen the program, says acting director Ann Linehan in a wide-ranging interview.
June 07, 2014
We who are opposed to "high stakes tests" are opposed not only to the most vicious uses of those tests, to close schools and fire teachers. We are opposed to the practice of making standardized tests central to the educational process in our schools.