June 2013 Archives

The Kentucky Science Center is raising $3.3 million to overhaul a children's arena with the aim of improving early-childhood education.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan continued his pitch for a $75 billion expansion of early-childhood programs at a recent meeting of the Education Commission of the States.

A mom testifies in front of the Senate Budget Committee, lending valuable perspective to the debate on Head Start funding.

Libraries and museums offer all kinds of new educational experiences for the littlest learners.

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

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count reports notes preschool enrollment as a bright spot, though childhood poverty is a continuing problem.

The National Governors Association's Center for Best Practices will help representatives from each state improve their preK-3 systems.

The company funds a workshop program that teaches parents how to bolster the school-readiness skills of their children.

A federal grant has helped restore funding to a well-studied preschool program that had faced dwindling support.

A new database will house information about Montessori education, a popular method of schooling in early-childhood education.

Goldman Sachs and J.B. Pritzker loan $7 million in a so-called social impact bond to the United Way of Utah to expand preschool for the poor.

Retired military leaders say Obama's early-childhood education plan will create a projected two million more high school graduates and $150 billion in net economic benefits to America.

The agency outlines how much money states could possibly receive if the president's $75 billion preschool expansion program is adopted.

Demand for early-childhood programs grew substantially following the implementation of universal pre-K programs in Georgia and Oklahoma.

Preschool director Dorothy Stewart offers pre-K teachers in the Old Firehouse Schools up to $9,000 in retention bonuses if they stay for four years.

Business leaders from major U.S. corporations, as well as Chambers of Commerce, say in an open letter to President Barack Obama and Congress that early-childhood education should be a priority.


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