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April 11, 2014

Outgoing HHS Secretary Led Department During Head Start Grant Overhaul

Kathleen Sebelius, who faced criticism during the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act, oversaw the reorganization of Head Start funding.

April 10, 2014

Conn. Lawmakers Seek Pre-K Expansion, Funded in Part With Tobacco Money

If a legislative proposal passes, Connecticut would be able to enroll 50,000 more students around the state and prioritize students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

April 10, 2014

Calif. Districts Ramp Up Parent-Outreach Efforts to Meet Funding-Law Mandate

California parents are sharing their top educational priorities to assist local school leaders in drafting accountability plans required under the state's new school-funding law.

April 07, 2014

Group Slams House Majority Leader for Lack of Charter-Funding Support

A brief from the Democrats for Education Reform criticizes U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for not signing a letter in support of increased funding for the federal Charter School Program.

April 03, 2014

Charter School Students Contribute to Higher Transportation Costs

The cost of transporting charter school students is about 44 percent higher than regular school students in Ohio, found an investigation by the Akron Beacon Journal.

March 31, 2014

Lawmakers Reach Budget Agreement for New York City Pre-K Expansion

The proposed budget deal would add an additional $300 million to the budget to expand preschool in the city, a campaign priority for the mayor, while also strengthening protections for charter schools.

March 26, 2014

Study Examines How School Boards Contribute to 'Beat the Odds' Districts

A new report finds that school board elections and board member characteristics can impact student achievement within districts.

March 24, 2014

Special Education Funding a Priority for House Education Committee Chairman

The federal government currently pays less than 20 percent of the excess costs of educating a student covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

March 21, 2014

L.A. Community Groups Urge District to Spend New School Funds on Poor Students

Parents, students, teachers, and community activists held a rally in Los Angeles this week to support increasing school funding to support poor students.

March 17, 2014

Indiana Poised to Join States With Publicly-Funded Preschool Programs

The state is following a trend of interest among lawmakers in supporting early childhood education, says one early education expert who tracks state legislation.

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