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March 13, 2014

Community Groups May be Beneficiaries of Preschool Development Grants

A U.S. Department of Education official said that distributing money through states to community groups is one idea for the $250 million preschool development grants approved by Congress earlier this year.

February 23, 2014

Early Childhood a Bipartisan Topic at Governors' Meeting

U.S. Secretary of Arne Duncan told state leaders at the National Governors Association in Washington they should be "in front of" the growing interest in early-childhood education.

December 11, 2013

Budget Deal Would Eliminate New Head Start Cuts, But No Added Spending Likely

The current climate creates a difficult path to increased spending for early-childhood education, as lawmakers and President Barack Obama have proposed.

November 01, 2013

Museums, Libraries Given $4.3 Million to Improve Early-Childhood Education

Twenty museums and libraries in 17 communities received $4.3 million in federal grants to improve early-childhood education, the Institute of Museum and Library Services reports.

October 18, 2013

Sixteen States and D.C. to Compete For Early Learning Challenge Funds

The U.S. Department of Education plans to award grants ranging from $37.5 million to $75 million, based on the winners' population of children ages birth through 5 from low-income families.

October 01, 2013

Shutdown Could Affect Up to 19,000 Head Start Children

Some Head Start centers may be able to weather the financial blow from a government shutdown for a short time, while others have had to close immediately.

September 09, 2013

Quality Emphasis Part of Proposed Changes to Child-Care Block Grant

The proposed bipartisan legislation, introduced in Congress last spring, would call for states to set aside a greater share of their federal funds to improve early-childhood programs.

July 30, 2013

Education Department Picks New Leader for Early-Learning Office

Libby Doggett, formerly the director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Home Visiting Campaign, will oversee the Early Learning Challenge grants and help promote preschool expansion.

June 25, 2013

Senate Budget Leader To Introduce Early Childhood Bill

Sen. Patty Murray, the chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said early childhood programs are a non-partisan issue.

May 23, 2013

Ed. Dept. Launches Competition for Kindergarten Entry Assessments

$9.2 million will be devoted to helping states create tests that measure the readiness of young children to take on the social and academic requirements of kindergarten.

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