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December 03, 2014

Poll: Californians Strongly in Favor of Preschool

Nearly two thirds of California voters consider preschool "very important," according to a new Field Poll, conducted in partnership with the California education news outlet EdSource.

November 20, 2014

Montana One Step Closer to Offering Public Preschool

Montana, one of nine states with no state preschool program, is a step closer to offering it after a vote by the state board of education last week.

November 12, 2014

Researchers Publish Open Letter Favoring Public Investment in Early Education

Addressing policymakers, more than 500 researchers urged the expansion of and increased public investment in early-childhood education.

November 10, 2014

Political Strategists Urge Lawmakers to 'Seize Opportunity' on Early Education

Jim Messina and Kevin Madden, who served in the Obama and the Romney campaigns, respectively, say that early learning is a idea that both parties can get behind.

October 28, 2014

Bill Clinton Chooses Early Education as Topic of $1 Million Hult Prize

Bill Clinton added some heft to the push for early-childhood education last month when he chose it as the topic of the annual Hult Prize for young social entrepreneurs.

October 22, 2014

Will Indiana Beat the Deadline for Preschool Expansion Grant Applications?

The state education chief says that the application is complete; all it needs is the governor's signature to take advantage of a deadline extension from the U.S. Department of Education.

October 21, 2014

Sec. Duncan Promotes Early-Ed. Expansion During San Francisco Visit

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan continues promoting the expansion of publicly funded preschool across the country, an Obama administration priority.

October 20, 2014

Polls Show Early Education Popular in Battleground States

The next step for advocacy groups is to get candidates to support the initiatives, says Kris Perry, the executive director of the First Five Years Fund.

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