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September 17, 2014

Louisiana Angles for Preschool Grant, But With No Common-Core Strings

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is fighting against the common core in his state, pitting him against the state schools chief and board of education.

September 15, 2014

Majority of States Raise Their Hands for New Preschool Grants

States and districts may be somewhat weary of competitive grants, but the early childhood education money seems to be garnering a lot of interest.

September 12, 2014

Former 'Redshirted' Students May Get Advanced Placement Edge, Study Finds

Children who are among the oldest in their kindergarten class are more likely than younger classmates to take and pass advanced courses, among other benefits, a new study finds.

September 10, 2014

Parent Engagement Pivotal Piece in Latest Early-Learning Federal Grant Competition

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says states competing to secure federal early-learning grants should include "serious" and "intentional" strategies to engage parents.

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.

August 13, 2014

Obama Administration Unveils New Preschool Grant Program

The $250 million Preschool Development program represents a relatively modest down payment on the Obama administration's much broader, $75 billion early childhood proposal.

August 06, 2014

Federal Pre-K Push Could Also Boost Parents' Education, Advocates Say

Advocates for multigenerational programs believe that funding for parent education efforts also should increase with federal investments to expand preschool options.

August 06, 2014

'Preschool Nation': Summit Weighs State of Early-Childhood Education

What was billed as the first Preschool Nation Summit, held in New York City, brought together education leaders to discuss best practices for early-childhood education.

July 25, 2014

Mother Pens Powerful Essay on Preschool Sons' Suspension

Omaha, Neb., mother Tunette Powell's story about her sons' frequent removals from preschool revives a discussion on racial disparities in school discipline.

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