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October 01, 2014

New Reporter Joins Early Years Blog

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

Head Start Announces Nearly $600 Million in Funding Opportunities

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

Recipient of i3 Grant Expands Pre-K in Rural Utah

The Waterford Institute has expanded a Utah in-home pre-K program to reach rural families.

September 22, 2014

Majority of North Carolina Voters Support Expansion of Early-Childhood Programs

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

Daycare Options Lacking For Rural Minnesota Families

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

Parent Engagement Key Focus of Federal Early-Learning Grant Competition

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

Head Start's Acting Director Reflects on Program as 50th Anniversary Nears

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

Can California Offer a New Model for Accountability? Or Are We Still Chasing Test Scores?

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

HHS Releases Competition Guidelines on Early Head Start Partnership Grants

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

Language, Literacy Seen as Barriers to Early Education for Immigrants

Though many states are expanding their early-childhood programs, immigrant families with young children remain among the least likely to take advantage of them.

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