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August 03, 2017

Alabama Pilot Program Aims to Connect Learning From Pre-K Through 3rd Grade

Teachers at the eight schools participating in this program will work together across grade levels from pre-K to 3rd grade to align instructional practices, professional development, and assessments.

March 16, 2016

Minnesota Governor Unveils Scaled-Back Preschool Proposal

Minnesota has money and support for preschool from the top, but a major preschool expansion is not in the plans this legislative year.

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.

January 08, 2016

Want Preschool Benefits to Persist? Give Kids High-Rated Elementary Teachers

A study of Tennessee preschool students found that those who were taught by highly rated 1st grade teachers performed better than those who had highly rated teachers but did not attend state preschool.

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 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.

September 28, 2015

Long-Term Study Finds Tennessee Pre-K Effects Fade By 3rd Grade

Vanderbilt University tracked children from prekindergarten to 3rd grade and found that prekindergarten students performed worse on some measures than children who had never enrolled in the program.

September 15, 2015

Website Creates National Database of Preschool, Day-Care Regulations

Noodle, which launched earlier this year, has created 51 guides that can steer parents toward information on the preschool landscape in their jurisdiction.

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