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May 08, 2015

Texas Legislature Passes Gov.-Supported Preschool Bill

After much fuss, a bill that restores some of the funding cut in 2011, but does little to change public pre-K in Texas, awaits the governor's signature.

May 06, 2015

Report: Age Range for Required Schooling Expanding

Many states have extended the upper and lower limits of their compulsory education requirements, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.

May 01, 2015

Immigrants Well-Represented in Early-Education Workforce, Report Says

Immigrants account for 18 percent of the early-childhood workforce, a slightly higher percentage than are represented in the workforce at large, a new report says.

April 27, 2015

Minnesota Having a Not-So-Nice Argument Over Preschool

Minnesotans are in the midst of a confusing political battle over public preschool. Some want to invest the state's surplus in expanding the state's scholarship program while others want to invest in universal preschool.

April 22, 2015

Ask A Scientist: How Does Clapping Improve Empathy In Young Children?

This is the first in a series of occasional interviews with researchers on the science of learning in young children.

April 21, 2015

North Dakota Gets on the Preschool Train

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a Republican, signed a bill into law providing $3 million in state grants to preschool programs for students from low-income families.

April 13, 2015

Bipartisan ESEA Rewrite Likely to Strengthen Early Education

During Tuesday's Senate education committee, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member and co-author of the bill, will offer an amendment to strengthen early-childhood education--and it looks like she has the Republican support needed to do so.

April 10, 2015

N.M. Extends Extra-Days Program Aimed at Some Low-Income K-3 Students

A New Mexico program providing 25 extra days of class time for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade has brought excellent results, according to outside evaluators.

April 09, 2015

Changes to Child-Care Rating System in Michigan Offer Insight for Policymakers

Michigan is among several states working on a process of rating child-care programs that can be helpful to parents and spur improvement in the field.

April 08, 2015

Report Finds Cognitive Gap Between Latino and White Toddlers Starts Early

A study comparing the cognitive growth of 2-year-olds found that more Mexican-American children demonstrated slow growth compared to their white peers.

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