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March 13, 2015

Adjectives, Social Cues, Screens and More: What Scientists Know About Baby Brains

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.

March 11, 2015

The New York 'Miracle' and Other Early-Ed. Highlights from SXSWedu

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.

March 05, 2015

Details Emerge on Seattle's Planned Public Preschool Program

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.

March 02, 2015

Several Bills to Expand Early Education Filed in Texas

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

February 27, 2015

Report: Early Learning Among Top Six Education Priorities for Governors

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.

February 25, 2015

U.S. Education Secretary Says ESEA Should Expand Focus to Early Learning

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.

February 20, 2015

Word Gap Exists Among Early Educators Too, Says Workforce Expert

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.

February 19, 2015

Report: States Increase Preschool Funding Again in 2014-15 Budgets

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.

February 18, 2015

Boosting Early Literacy Skills Focus of New Rural Schools Collaborative

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.

February 12, 2015

Washington, D.C., Considers Banning Preschool Suspensions

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.

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