Eleven governors have included early learning in their 2015 State of the State addresses so far, according to an evaluation by the Education Commission of the States, a non-partisan, Denver-based think tank.
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UC Berkeley researcher Bruce Fuller released a followup to his October report critical of the New York City's universal preschool program, a centerpiece of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.
Arne Duncan said the details are up to Congress, but an advocacy coalition wants a preschool title to be added to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
If the White House's call for universal preschool is going to be answered effectively, educating the early educator workforce is essential, says one university professor.
State funding for preschool has increased by 12 percent, or $672 million, since the 2013-2014 school year, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.
A new program is targeting 21 rural schools across the country to boost literacy instruction and improve early-literacy skills, especially among rural children from low-income households.
Advocates in Washington, D.C., welcomed a bill that would ban most suspensions and expulsions from public preschool programs, discussed during a public hearing in the nation's capital last week.
Two organizations that support home-visiting programs have released a report that takes a closer look at what federal funding has meant for states and needy families
Following on the heels of the federal Promise Neighborhood program, Vermont will be launching its own initiative to help communities support citizens from birth onward.
As they prepare to add 17,000 full-day preschool seats in 2015, New York City officials announced a single application for district and community schools.
Health officials are not sure if the measles cluster in Palatine, Ill., is related to the outbreak that started in California, but the cluster is drawing attention to vaccination gaps.
The research studied the effects of Smart Start and More at Four, two programs aimed at improving the child care and preschool options for children who face social or economic challenges.
Now an option for parents of young children: a "virtual" preschool with digital learning materials, activity guides, learning analytics, and "homeroom teachers," all accessible online through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Discrepancies between the amounts budgeted for early education and the funds that are actually available mean Illinois and Missouri are both working with less funding in 2015 then they had planned on.
The Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2016 includes a number of initiatives aimed at families and children up to age 5.