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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 19, 2015

Comments Sought on Effort to Promote Inclusive Early-Childhood Programs

Young children with disabilities are often placed in segregated settings, as opposed to the least-restrictive environment that can meet their needs, says a draft policy statement from two federal agencies.

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.

May 08, 2015

Texas Legislature Passes Gov.-Supported Preschool Bill

After much fuss, a bill that restores some of the funding cut in 2011, but does little to change public pre-K in Texas, awaits the governor's signature.

April 29, 2015

Racial and Economic Segregation Starts in Preschool, Study Finds

Researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York are arguing in a new report for an explicit focus on preschool equity.

April 29, 2015

Young Children May Lose Autism Label, but Learning Challenges Continue

A study of about 600 children who were diagnosed with autism as toddlers found about 7 percent no longer had symptoms 4 years later, but often had other disabilities.

April 02, 2015

All Lead Preschool Teachers Should Have B.A., Top Advisory Groups Urge

Creating a minimum education standard for pre-K teachers was among recommendations from the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council for improving the country's early-educator workforce.

March 25, 2015

Teach For America Teachers Offer Edge in Pre-K Reading, Study Says

Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.

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