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.
All Blog Posts With funding Tag or Category
September 15, 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.
September 08, 2014
Though a poll found broad support for increased federal pre-K funding, Republicans, at 53 percent, were much less likely than Democrats, at 87 percent, to support it.
September 08, 2014
With Congress back from its annual summer recess, it turns to its one major task before the mid-term elections, a spending bill to avert a government shut-down.
September 02, 2014
Another year, another example of teachers spending hundreds of their own dollars on classroom supplies.
August 25, 2014
A lot is riding on the successful rollout of universal pre-K in New York City, which was a major campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
August 01, 2014
The Newark Charter School Fund, which has partnered with an organization launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has given $259,000 to a new organization created to help charter schools diversify their student body.
July 15, 2014
The New America Foundation offers eight recommendations to teachers, districts, states, and federal officials that the organization believes will strengthen early-learning programs.
July 14, 2014
The U.S. Secretary of Education also said that Pennsylvania's current level of commitment to funding public schools in Philadelphia is "unacceptable."
July 03, 2014
A newspaper's examination of spending among six rural districts in Minnesota and North Dakota showed that transportation costs, among other budget items, varied widely.