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September 08, 2015

Indiana Preschool Pilot Garners Praise, Despite Bumpy Launch

Indiana's On My Way Pre-K is the state's first foray into using state funds to pay for prekindergarten.

August 31, 2015

Georgia Governor Wants to Reverse Prekindergarten Cuts

In 2011-12, Georgia increased pre-K class sizes and trimmed 20 days from the school year. Now, Gov. Nathan Deal wants to use state lottery money to bolster the program.

August 11, 2015

Indiana State Preschool Program Bans Undocumented Children

Federal policy requiring that public schools serve all students regardless of immigration status extends only as far as kindergarten, leaving preschool a matter of state policy.

July 29, 2015

Texas Governor Keeps His Early Ed. Promises

Gov. Greg Abbott made improving early childhood support in his state a key element of his campaign, and he has kept many of those promises.

July 17, 2015

Minnesota's Big Spending Boost on Pre-K Scholarships May Serve Fewer Students

Despite nearly doubled funding for the program, Minnesota may issue preschool scholarships to 700 fewer children in the coming school year.

July 08, 2015

Oregon Expands Early Education Programs At Last Legislative Second

Oregon legislators approved a multi-million-dollar early-learning plan on the last day of that state's legislative session on Monday.

July 06, 2015

Washington State To Spend More On Early Learning Than It Ever Has

After much back and forth, Washington state legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee agreed to spend $158 million on early education in the state's 2015-17 biennium.

June 17, 2015

Minnesota Budget: More for Early Ed., Not Enough for Universal Pre-K

The budget Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to after months of haggling contains $95 million in new funding for early-childhood education.

June 11, 2015

California Budget Panel Approves $392 Million in Early-Education Funding

If the legislative proposal gets the governor's signature as part of a larger budget package it would mean 5,000 new full-day state preschool spots, among other changes.

May 21, 2015

Minn. Gov. Vetoes State Budget Over Lack of Universal Preschool

The Minnesota legislature is heading to a special session over education funding, after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a spending bill on Tuesday that he said was inadequate.

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