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July 31, 2015

Boise Schools Support Public Preschool Despite Idaho's Reticence

An Idaho state law prohibiting schools from spending state money on preschool education, educators in Boise have found a way to fund a few weeks of kindergarten readiness.

July 29, 2015

Here's Why Charter Schools in Hawaii are Launching Free Preschool

Several charter schools in Hawaii are opening free pre-K programs with the help of a federal grant.

July 21, 2015

'Kids Count' Report Paints Mixed Picture of Child Well-Being Nationwide

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual data book shows that children were improving in 10 of its 16 indicators of child well-being, but the overall findings obscure racial and regional disparities.

July 17, 2015

Helping Parents Find the Right Preschool, Via Better Web Tools

Public and privately funded web portals are being created to help parents pick a high-quality preschool based on data, rather than just intuition.

July 15, 2015

Charter Schools Haven't Broken Into The Preschool Market, Here's Why

Why don't more charter schools offer preschool? A new report from the Fordham Institute examines the barriers to creating such programs.

June 30, 2015

Preschoolers, Elders Share Retirement Home and Equal Billing in Planned Film

"Present Perfect" will tell the story of a preschool and daycare center located within a retirement community in West Seattle.

June 30, 2015

Preschool Suspension and Expulsion: Root Causes and Solutions

When children are suspended or expelled from preschool for problem behaviors, that often indicates problems that predate that child's enrollment, said experts on a panel earlier this month.

June 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton Calls for Universal Prekindergarten

The Democratic presidential candidate wants to give every 4-year-old in America access to high-quality preschool over the next decade.

May 21, 2015

Minn. Gov. Vetoes State Budget Over Lack of Universal Preschool

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill on Tuesday that he said was inadequate.

May 17, 2015

Preschool, Adult Ed, Counselors: All the Pieces Matter

I was picketing because the board, in issuing those reduction in force notices (RIF), is cutting vital personnel, and program pieces who serve the neediest students in our district. Sharing the streets with me that day were preschool students and their parents, high school students, and continuing education adult students. Several of them spoke and their stories reminded me of why it was important that we save those 609 positions. Why all the pieces in LAUSD matter.

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