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January 29, 2016

Spending on State Preschool Programs Rises Again in 2015-16

For the fourth-straight year, state spending on publicly funded preschool has increased, according to the latest report by the Education Commission of the States.

January 27, 2016

New Early-Ed. Poll in Utah Finds Broad Support for Public Preschool

Voters in the conservative state, including a majority of Mormons, widely support public preschool, a survey finds, though respondents were divided on full-day kindergarten.

January 15, 2016

Early Education Again a Focus in States, But Will Action Follow?

Last year, there was far more talk than action among legislators and policymakers about expanding early-childhood education. The talk has started again.

December 01, 2015

Indiana Preschool Pilot Turns Away Majority of Applicants

After much fanfare about its launch, the number of funded spots for Indiana's new public preschool program is far outstripped by demand.

November 23, 2015

3rd Grade Literacy: How Much Progress Is Your State Making?

A new report ranks every state in the country on how it's doing at preparing students to be reading proficiently at the end of 3rd grade, a critical benchmark for later academic success.

November 19, 2015

Regional Educational Group Calls For Increased Early-Childhood Investment

The Southern Regional Education Board, a coalition of 16 states, released a guide for legislators in supporting early-education initiatives in their states.

November 06, 2015

California Law Provides Unequal Access to Transitional Kindergarten

California has a law on the books that provides a free year of public school to kids born in the fall, that no one else gets.

October 26, 2015

Some State Preschools Set to Close Under Pa. Budget Stalemate

If nothing changes, programs responsible for educating 800 children will have closed their doors by Nov. 10.

October 13, 2015

California Bill Setting Deadline for Preschool Expansion Vetoed

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a California bill on Friday that would have provided a June 2018 deadline for expanding public preschool in the state to all low-income 4-year-olds.

September 16, 2015

California Legislature Passes Big Public Preschool Bill, Doesn't Fund It (Yet)

The bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown by state lawmakers would expand the state's preschool program to all of California's low-income 4-year-olds.

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