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Draping itself in Americana and can-do spirit, the National Head Start Association's annual conference kicked off Tuesday with reminders of the program's impact on U.S. history.


Children who attended North Carolina's state preschool program continued to make better-than-expected gains at the end of kindergarten, according to a recent study.


Teach For America teachers in pre-K though 2nd grade were better at teaching students to read than other teachers, says a study by the research firm Mathematica.


Home visiting would see an infusion of $800 million over two years as a rider to Medicare legislation currently under consideration in Congress.


How much fathers talk to young children has a direct positive effect on their kindergarten performance, according to a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina.


Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., have introduced separate plans to increase the federal child-care tax credit.


Lawmakers in the two large, rural states snub prekindergarten-funding proposals, but Montana education officials are hoping for another try.


The IDEA requires districts that have overidentified minorities for special education spend part of their federal money on early-intervention, but some states have set the bar very high.


We sat down with Sarah Roseberry Lytle, of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, who hosted a popular session on early cognitive development at SXSWedu last week.


You wouldn't know that early education was all the rage in the education community from the paucity of sessions on the subject at SXSWedu.


Seattle plans to introduce its universal public preschool program slowly, with 14 new classrooms due to open in the 2015-16 school year, ramping up to 100 in 2018-19.


Companion bills filed in the Texas House and Senate would spend up to $118 million to help school districts offer high-quality prekindergarten education.


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