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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 13, 2014

The 2014 Elections, Public Education, and Teachers' Unions

Casey: Attacks will be made on teacher and public employee pensions. Due process rights for teachers will be assailed.

November 12, 2014

Pa. Parents, Districts Ask Court to Declare School Funding Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania's governor and General Assembly are being sued for failing to adequately fund the state's schools.

November 12, 2014

Researchers Publish Open Letter Favoring Public Investment in Early Education

Addressing policymakers, more than 500 researchers urged the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education.

November 11, 2014

Senate Plans to Vote on Updates to Child Care Development Block Grant

Child-care providers would be required to get background checks, and parents would be given more information about child-care options, under the revised program.

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 06, 2014

Republican Leaders Will Push School Vouchers, Charters on Federal Level

Speaker of the House John Boehner and Republican Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell say school choice legislation will be a priority during the 114th Congress.

November 05, 2014

Midterm Election Edu-Winners and Losers

Here are my initial reactions to the results of the midterm elections for education policy.

October 28, 2014

Bill Clinton Chooses Early Education as Topic of $1 Million Hult Prize

Bill Clinton added some heft to the push for early-childhood education last month when he chose it as the topic of the annual Hult Prize for young social entrepreneurs.

October 27, 2014

Ten Facts About What the Candidates Are Saying on Education

What do Senate and gubernatorial candidates have to say on K-12, higher ed, and pre-K? Here are 10 takeaways from reviewing their platforms.

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