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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.

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.

September 08, 2014

Gallup Poll Finds 70 Percent of Americans Favor More Federal Funding for Pre-K

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

Mid-Term Elections Leave Little Time for Congress to Tackle Education Measures

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

Teachers Continue Relying on Charity to Solve Classroom Resource Woes

Another year, another example of teachers spending hundreds of their own dollars on classroom supplies.

August 25, 2014

New York City Braces for Major Prekindergarten Expansion

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

Newark Charter Fund Gives Grant to Help Improve Special Education Capacity

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

Report Urges High-Quality Teaching and Sustainable Funding for Early Education

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

Arne Duncan Says Philadelphia District 'Starved for Resources'

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

Rural Districts Have 'Extreme' Differences in Needs, Spending

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.

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