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September 30, 2014

Minority Babies in Oregon Face Higher Risks Than White Peers, Report Finds

New data out of Oregon's Multnomah County show that minority babies born there face significantly higher health risks than their white peers.

September 22, 2014

Majority of North Carolina Voters Support Expansion of Early-Childhood Programs

The findings come from a poll conducted on behalf of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and the First Five Years Fund, two advocacy organization supporting increased spending on early learning.

September 10, 2014

Parent Engagement Key Focus of Federal Early-Learning Grant Competition

Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the $250 million grant competition during his annual back-to-school bus tour, which took him through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

September 08, 2014

Gallup Poll Finds 70 Percent of Americans Favor More Federal Funding for Pre-K

Though a poll found broad support for increased federal pre-K funding, Republicans, at 53 percent, were much less likely than Democrats, at 87 percent, to support it.

September 04, 2014

New York City Kicks Off School Year With Massive Prekindergarten Expansion

Making preschool universal for 4-year-olds in the city was a signature promise in Bill de Blasio's successful campaign for mayor.

August 25, 2014

New York City Braces for Major Prekindergarten Expansion

A lot is riding on the successful rollout of universal pre-K in New York City, which was a major campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

August 13, 2014

Preschool Grant Competition Aims to Expand Access to Early Learning

The $240 million grant program has separate tracks for states just getting off the ground with preschool, and for states that already have robust programs.

August 06, 2014

'Preschool Nation': Summit Weighs State of Early-Childhood Education

What was billed as the first Preschool Nation Summit, held in New York City, brought together education leaders to discuss best practices for early-childhood education.

August 04, 2014

New Report Offers Ideas for 'Renewing Head Start's Promise'

Changes underway at the federally funded preschool program for poor children are a good start, but need to go further, says policy analyst Sara Mead.

July 31, 2014

Inclusion Affects Language Skills of Preschoolers With Disabilities

Children with strong language skills boost the language performance of their classmates with disabilities, according to a recent study.

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