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March 02, 2015

Several Bills to Expand Early Education Filed in Texas

Companion bills filed in the Texas House and Senate would spend up to $118 million to help school districts offer high-quality prekindergarten education.

February 27, 2015

Report: Early Learning Among Top Six Education Priorities for Governors

Eleven governors have included early learning in their 2015 State of the State addresses so far, according to an evaluation by the Education Commission of the States, a non-partisan, Denver-based think tank.

February 26, 2015

Despite Hiccups, House Nearing the Finish Line In NCLB Rewrite Debate

The chamber will reconvene again Friday morning to consider three additional amendments, including one that would wholesale replace the measure with a Democratic version, before holding a final vote on the entire bill.

February 25, 2015

Analysis Offers More Details on Areas Served by N.Y.C.'s Universal Preschool

UC Berkeley researcher Bruce Fuller released a followup to his October report critical of the New York City's universal preschool program, a centerpiece of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.

February 25, 2015

U.S. Education Secretary Says ESEA Should Expand Focus to Early Learning

Arne Duncan said the details are up to Congress, but an advocacy coalition wants a preschool title to be added to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 18, 2015

Boosting Early Literacy Skills Focus of New Rural Schools Collaborative

A new program is targeting 21 rural schools across the country to boost literacy instruction and improve early-literacy skills, especially among rural children from low-income households.

February 12, 2015

Washington, D.C., Considers Banning Preschool Suspensions

Advocates in Washington, D.C., welcomed a bill that would ban most suspensions and expulsions from public preschool programs, discussed during a public hearing in the nation's capital last week.

February 10, 2015

House Democrats Plan to Offer Their Own NCLB Rewrite

The Democrats' substitute bill would create a new title for early-childhood education that would provide funds through a formula to states willing to match the amount.

February 04, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Childhood Programs Led to Fewer Special Education Placements

The research studied the effects of Smart Start and More at Four, two programs aimed at improving the child care and preschool options for children who face social or economic challenges.

February 03, 2015

Study: N.C. Early Education Leads to Fewer Special Education Placements

Investments in Smart Start and More at Four had a direct relationship to the number of 3rd graders identified as having a learning disability or an educable mental handicap.

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