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.
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May 26, 2015
April 14, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
The research connected birth and school records to 1.6 million children born in Florida over a 10-year timespan.
December 01, 2014
Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.
November 25, 2014
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
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.