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October 22, 2014

Will Indiana Beat the Deadline for Preschool Expansion Grant Applications?

The state education chief says that the application is complete; all it needs is the governor's signature to take advantage of a deadline extension from the U.S. Department of Education.

October 14, 2014

Montana Governor to Push for State's First Investment in Preschool

Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, plans to ask the Montana legislature in November to set aside $37 million for the program in the 2017 biennial budget.

October 10, 2014

Education Department Reshapes Special Education Technical Assistance Centers

The regional resource centers that provided technical assistance to states on special education issues are being restructured into a large center that will provide help to states nationwide.

October 10, 2014

New York City Decries Preschool Seat Location Analysis as 'Misleading'

City officials have pushed back hard against an analysis critiquing one of the mayor's landmark initiatives, a dramatic expansion of preschool slots citywide.

October 09, 2014

Goldman Sachs Among Backers to Finance Chicago Public Preschool Expansion

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to borrow $17 million in "social impact bonds" to expand his city's public preschool program.

October 06, 2014

Philadelphia School District Cancels Teachers' Union Contract

The move to make changes to the union's health benefits comes after 21 months of negotiations. Salaries will not be affected by Monday's action.

September 30, 2014

K-12 Budget Growth Leveled by Expenses, Education Business Leaders Learn

Companies selling educational technology to schools need to do a better job of explaining what their products do, and what results they can be expected to produce.

September 29, 2014

Rural New Jersey Districts File Lawsuit for More Funding

The lawsuit claims that rural districts in New Jersey have been underfunded compared to the state's urban districts.

September 24, 2014

New Mexico Early Childhood Supporters Gear Up for Expansion Effort

Preschool supporters want to use the state's large Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for early education, but the effort has failed four times in the past.

September 15, 2014

Many States Indicate Interest in Latest Federal Preschool Grant Program

The federal grant competition is divided into two strands: one for states just getting started with preschool, and another for states that already have well-established programs.

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