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May 26, 2015

Cincinnati Leaders Launch Preschool-for-All Initiative

Still to be decided: how many children would be eligible for the program, and how it would be funded. Backers plan to place a question on the ballot by November 2016.

April 14, 2015

Utah Expands Support for Online Preschool Education Program

UPSTART, which also received a federal Investing in Innovation Grant, will be used by an estimated 15 percent of the state's 4-year-olds, according to the company that created the educational software.

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 11, 2015

New Report Highlights Home-Visiting Programs in 20 States

Two organizations that support home-visiting programs have released a report that takes a closer look at what federal funding has meant for states and needy families

January 08, 2015

Quality Counts Report Surveys Early-Learning Landscape

The latest issue of Education Week's annual report includes articles and data on early-education research, technology, kindergarten readiness, and preschool expansion efforts, along with an Early Education Index offering state-by-state grades.

December 22, 2014

Districts Play a Key Role in Building Quality Early Childhood Programs

School leaders can link community partners, as well as work within their own buildings to improve K-3 education, according to a recent article in The Kappan.

December 09, 2014

Study: Higher Birth Weight Correlates to Better School Performance

The research connected birth and school records to 1.6 million children born in Florida over a 10-year timespan.

December 01, 2014

Georgia to Create New Kindergarten-Entry Assessment

Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.

November 25, 2014

Full-Day Kindergarten Offers Students Critical Advantage

Children in full-day kindergarten programs made much bigger leaps in early reading skills than their schoolmates attending traditional half-day programs, according to a new University of Virginia study.

November 13, 2014

Cities Moving At Their Own (Faster) Pace To Offer Publicly Funded Preschool

For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.

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