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November 20, 2014

Montana One Step Closer to Offering Public Preschool

Montana, one of nine states with no state preschool program, is a step closer to offering it after a vote by the state board of education last week.

November 20, 2014

Study Says That Texting Reading Tips to Parents Improves Students' Literacy Skills

Preschoolers whose parents received text messages offering reading tips showed literacy gains, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month.

November 10, 2014

Political Strategists Urge Lawmakers to 'Seize Opportunity' on Early Education

Jim Messina and Kevin Madden, who served in the Obama and the Romney campaigns, respectively, say that early learning is a idea that both parties can get behind.

November 10, 2014

Study: Signs of Future Math Difficulties Can be Spotted in Toddlers

Toddlers who have a low vocabulary compared to their peers or cognitive delays are at higher risk of struggling with math when they are 4 or 5, according to recent research.

November 05, 2014

Seattle Voters Approve City-Backed Preschool Pilot; Hawaii Initiative Falls

Voters in Denver also voted to extend a program helps families pay preschool tuition for their 4-year-olds.

October 28, 2014

Two Preschool Ballot Initiatives Battle it Out in Seattle

Seattle voters must choose where they stand on two competing proposals Nov. 4—one supported by two large unions, and one supported by the city government.

October 27, 2014

Federal Preschool Grant Program Gets Applications From 35 States, Puerto Rico

The Preschool Development Grants will give winning states the opportunity to bolster their current preschool programs, or help new programs get off the ground.

October 23, 2014

Early Education Panel Calls For More Guided Play in Preschool

Allowing children to explore through play helps them make sense of their world, said a group of early childhood experts.

October 23, 2014

Zell Family Foundation Donates $10 Million to Early-Childhood Organization

The recipient, the Chicago-based Ounce of Prevention Fund, operates Early Head Start and Head Start programs and offers home visiting, among other direct services.

October 21, 2014

New 'Opportunity Index' Charts Preschool, Other Education Indicators by Community

Opportunity Nation, a coalition of more than 300 groups, created the index to offer a snapshot view of a community's economic, educational, and social performance.

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