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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.

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 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.

February 02, 2015

Funding Shortages For Early Education In Illinois, Missouri

Discrepancies between the amounts budgeted for early education and the funds that are actually available mean Illinois and Missouri are both working with less funding in 2015 then they had planned on.

February 02, 2015

White House Budget Proposal Continues Early-Childhood Efforts

The Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2016 includes a number of initiatives aimed at families and children up to age 5.

January 21, 2015

Child Care Garners Attention in State of the Union Address, Again

President Barack Obama mentioned the phrase "child care" eight times in his State of the Union Address last night, according to a Wall Street Journal count. That's more often than he said the words "terrorist," "middle class" or "opportunity.

January 13, 2015

U.S. Early-Ed Official: 'No More Exciting Time to be Working in Early Learning'

Libby Doggett, the deputy assistant secretary for policy and early childhood for the U.S. Department of Education, says the federal government needs to catch up with work at the state and local levels.

January 08, 2015

Quality Counts Report Surveys Early-Learning Landscape

The latest issue of Education Week's annual report includes articles and data on early-education research, technology, kindergarten readiness, and preschool expansion efforts, along with an Early Education Index offering state-by-state grades.

December 19, 2014

States That Don't Fund Public Preschool - Part Two

States are paying for preschool programs in most of the rest of the country. But as of 2014, eight states remain holdouts to the general trend.

December 16, 2014

Headlines About $1 Billion in Early-Ed. Spending Alternately Jubilant, Mournful

The early education news for the last week has been all about the money: who got it, who didn't, and whether or not anyone should have gotten it.

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