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April 15, 2015

Home-Visiting, Children's Health Insurance Programs Reauthorized

Approval of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act by the U.S. Senate comes as advocates are focusing on early education as a bipartisan issue.

April 08, 2015

Rural Ohio Districts to Miss Out Under Funding Proposal

Most of the new state funds would go to urban districts, while decreasing funding to rural districts.

April 07, 2015

Idaho School Budget Brings Teacher Raises, Advancement Opportunities

Idaho legislators have passed a budget that will increase funding for schools in the state by 7.4 percent and fund a program that will increase teacher salaries over the next five years.

April 03, 2015

Secure Rural Schools Act Extension Advances in Congress

Schools near national forest land rely on the act to provide consistent revenue.

March 26, 2015

Tenn. Accused of Inadequate School Funding in Districts' Lawsuit

The districts allege that the state underestimated the cost of teachers' salaries by about $532 million and that the districts face yearly shortfalls in the classroom amounting to about $134 million

March 20, 2015

Democrats Introduce Legislation To Increase Child-Care Tax Credit

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have introduced separate plans to increase the federal child-care tax credit.

March 16, 2015

Bias in Special Education Identification Rarely Flagged by States

The most up-to-date figures show that, as in previous years, few districts have been directed to use part of their federal special education money for early-intervention services.

March 09, 2015

Idaho Legislature Passes Short-Term Fix for Broadband Issue

Idaho lawmakers allocated new money for school broadband access, ensuring districts have continued Internet access following a court ruling last year which voided the statewide broadband contract.

March 05, 2015

Details Emerge on Seattle's Planned Public Preschool Program

Seattle plans to introduce its universal public preschool program slowly, with 14 new classrooms due to open in the 2015-16 school year, ramping up to 100 in 2018-19.

February 19, 2015

Report: States Increase Preschool Funding Again in 2014-15 Budgets

State funding for preschool has increased by 12 percent, or $672 million, since the 2013-2014 school year, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.

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