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December 09, 2014

Arizona Program Boosting College Degrees Among Early-Childhood Educators

Thanks to a scholarship program funded by the state's First Things First tobacco tax, twice as many early education teachers in Pima County, Ariz., hold college degrees now than did five years ago,

December 04, 2014

Advocacy Groups Fighting to Maintain Funding for Home Visiting Programs

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program is set to expire in March if Congress does not take action.

December 03, 2014

Poll: Californians Strongly in Favor of Preschool

Nearly two thirds of California voters consider preschool "very important," according to a new Field Poll, conducted in partnership with the California education news outlet EdSource.

December 02, 2014

Vermont Delays Preschool Implementation for One School Year

The extra time will allow towns time to adjust their budgets for the new mandate, state education officials said.

December 01, 2014

Georgia to Create New Kindergarten-Entry Assessment

Plans call for a new assessment, known as a "kindergarten-entry profile," to be introduced statewide in 2017.

November 25, 2014

Full-Day Kindergarten Offers Students Critical Advantage

Children in full-day kindergarten programs made much bigger leaps in early reading skills than their schoolmates attending traditional half-day programs, according to a new University of Virginia study.

November 21, 2014

S.C. Ruling on Funding May Open Way for More Early Education, Advocates Say

Early childhood education advocates in South Carolina see an opportunity to expand services now that a 21-year-old legal battle has been decided in favor of better funding for poor and rural regions of the state.

November 20, 2014

Montana One Step Closer to Offering Public Preschool

Montana, one of nine states with no state preschool program, is a step closer to offering it after a vote by the state board of education last week.

November 19, 2014

Study: Low Salaries Leave Many Child-Care Workers Near Poverty

An update to a 25-year-old report on child-care worker salaries shows that those who work with the youngest children tend to earn the least, regardless of educational level.

November 13, 2014

Cities Moving At Their Own (Faster) Pace To Offer Publicly Funded Preschool

For a growing number of cities with independent preschool programs, even some nimble state governments aren't raising public funds for free preschool fast enough.

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