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.
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September 11, 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 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.
June 06, 2014
Early Head Start programs and private child-care programs have an opportunity to receive grants to serve more low-income children through a $500 million federal funding boost.
June 02, 2014
Though many states are expanding their early-childhood programs, immigrant families with young children remain among the least likely to take advantage of them.
May 28, 2014
The University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has launched a new center that will help design, implement, and evaluate preschool programs.
May 28, 2014
Booker created a confidential draft plan to "make Newark the charter school capital of the nation." Because it would be driven by philanthropic donors, no openness would be required.
April 25, 2014
The money will be used to promote professional development among early-learning staff and promoting day care center improvements.
April 02, 2014
Several federal agencies are promoting screening tools intended to help families and care providers evaluate children early to make sure they are meeting age-appropriate milestones.