City officials have pushed back hard against an analysis critiquing one of the mayor's landmark initiatives, a dramatic expansion of preschool slots citywide.
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October 10, 2014
October 09, 2014
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to borrow $17 million in "social impact bonds" to expand his city's public preschool program.
September 24, 2014
Preschool supporters want to use the state's large Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for early education, but the effort has failed four times in the past.
September 15, 2014
The federal grant competition is divided into two strands: one for states just getting started with preschool, and another for states that already have well-established programs.
September 10, 2014
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
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.
August 25, 2014
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.
July 15, 2014
The New America Foundation offers eight recommendations to teachers, districts, states, and federal officials that the organization believes will strengthen early-learning programs.
June 16, 2014
The National Governors Association is looking to influence Congress and the White House as lawmakers debate federal funding for early-childhood education.
June 11, 2014
The district will expand slots using other funding sources, but community members are angry at the loss of Head Start funds for 2014-15.