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The proposed budget deal would add an additional $300 million to the budget to expand preschool in the city, a campaign priority for the mayor, while also strengthening protections for charter schools.


Thirty years after enrolling in a North Carolina early-childhood education program that included health components, participants are healthier than peers, a study concludes.


For the first time, Mississippi has awarded state money for pre-K, but an advocate says change won't be widely felt.


Teachers who reward preschoolers with stickers might instead offer students the opportunity to learn something meaningful, a new study says.


For the first time, the National Science Teachers Association has developed recommendations for educators and families who work with preschoolers.


The Education Department's office of civil rights is shining a light on a long-standing problem by collecting information on preschool discipline, said a researcher in the field.


Boys and black children were suspended from preschool in disproportionate rates, according to a Education Department data collection on nearly all public and charter schools in the country.


Fourteen states now allow home-based child-care providers in state-funded operations to unionize, but there is much opposition to the movement, a new study states.


Preschoolers proved to be more flexible thinkers than college students in a game asking them to build a machine requiring complex thinking, a new study states.


The state is following a trend of interest among lawmakers in supporting early childhood education, says one early education expert who tracks state legislation.


Teachers view black students' pretend play in a negative light, but view that of whites and Hispanics as positive, a new study states.


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.


Four-year-olds who participated in Georgia's universal preschool program tested better than peers who had not taken part in it, a new study says.


Educators and policymakers must prioritize the use of technology in early-childhood education programs to help close the digital divide, new study says.


The youngest kindergartners in any class are about five times more likely to be retained than their older peers, a new study states.


The committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., says that the program is ineffective and offers opportunities for fraud.


The Obama administration is also not giving up on its proposal to spend $75 million on early childhood programs, which would be paid for through a tobacco tax.


An Olympia, Wash., medical facility partners with a nonprofit to offer an on-site play group aimed at giving medical residents a better understanding of baby and toddler behavior.


Nashville's schools chief cites the need for English-immersion programs for young children as he continues to lobby for free, universal pre-K in that city.


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