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December 19, 2014

States That Don't Fund Public Preschool - Part Two

States are paying for preschool programs in most of the rest of the country. But as of 2014, eight states remain holdouts to the general trend.

December 18, 2014

Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Student-Health Services, Feds Say

The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.

December 16, 2014

Headlines About $1 Billion in Early-Ed. Spending Alternately Jubilant, Mournful

The early education news for the last week has been all about the money: who got it, who didn't, and whether or not anyone should have gotten it.

December 16, 2014

Rural Districts in New Jersey Lose Funding Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleged that rural districts in the state have been underfunded for years.

December 11, 2014

Does Money Matter? Is School Funding Fair?

In this post, Jack Schneider makes the case that funding matters and that current efforts are inadequate. Andy Smarick, on the other hand, thinks funding can't be an excuse for low performance.

December 10, 2014

Head Start Grants, Private Commitments to Boost Early-Childhood Programs

The White House Summit on Early Education included announcements of new federal funding and private donations to support early learning.

December 10, 2014

Eighteen States Win $250 Million in Preschool Development Grants

The announcement of federal funding comes on the day of a White House "summit" on early education that brings together public and private partners.

December 04, 2014

Advocacy Groups Fighting to Maintain Funding for Home Visiting Programs

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is set to expire in March if Congress does not take action.

November 21, 2014

S.C. Ruling on Funding May Open Way for More Early Education, Advocates Say

Early childhood education advocates in South Carolina see an opportunity to expand services now that a 21-year-old legal battle has been decided in favor of better funding for poor and rural regions of the state.

November 20, 2014

Montana One Step Closer to Offering Public Preschool

Montana, one of nine states with no state preschool program, is a step closer to offering it after a vote by the state board of education last week.

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