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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.

October 22, 2014

Will Indiana Beat the Deadline for Preschool Expansion Grant Applications?

The state education chief says that the application is complete; all it needs is the governor's signature to take advantage of a deadline extension from the U.S. Department of Education.

October 21, 2014

Sec. Duncan Promotes Early-Ed. Expansion During San Francisco Visit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan continues promoting the expansion of publicly funded preschool across the country, an Obama administration priority.

October 20, 2014

Polls Show Early Education Popular in Battleground States

The next step for advocacy groups is to get candidates to support the initiatives, says Kris Perry, the executive director of the First Five Years Fund.

October 14, 2014

What the 2014 Senate Elections Might Mean for Education

Three weeks out from midterms, I offer thoughts on what the impact of the 2014 Senate elections might be for education reform and for the Department of Education.

October 07, 2014

Report Finds D.C.'s Neediest Students Use School Vouchers at Lower Rates

A report of the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarship Program found that disadvantaged students were less likely to use vouchers and some scholarships went unused.

October 02, 2014

Of Teachers' Unions, Democracy, & 'Civic Mondays'

Casey: We are a nation in need of a "Civic Monday" movement. And education needs such a movement as much as any part of American society.

September 22, 2014

Majority of North Carolina Voters Support Expansion of Early-Childhood Programs

The findings come from a poll conducted on behalf of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and the First Five Years Fund, two advocacy organization supporting increased spending on early learning.

September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

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