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May 11, 2015

National Report: Preschool Spending, Enrollment Up Incrementally

Forty states and the District of Columbia spent $116 million more on public pre-K in the 2013-14 school year than in 2012-13 and served 1.3 million children, the annual NIEER report says.

April 27, 2015

Minnesota Having a Not-So-Nice Argument Over Preschool

Minnesotans are in the midst of a confusing political battle over public preschool. Some want to invest the state's surplus in expanding the state's scholarship program while others want to invest in universal preschool.

April 23, 2015

Texas Governor's Preschool Plan Called 'Godless' by Lt. Gov.'s Advisers

Some high-profile folks in Texas have come out in "strong opposition" to the Texas legislature's plan, endorsed by the governor, to expand public preschool in the state.

April 21, 2015

North Dakota Gets on the Preschool Train

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, a Republican, signed a bill into law providing $3 million in state grants to preschool programs for students from low-income families.

April 01, 2015

Pending State Legislation Could Create Big Changes in Early Ed. ... Or Not

Early-education legislation currently under consideration in several states would, collectively, have the power to bring about large changes in public preschool and early learning programs.

March 27, 2015

North Carolina State Preschool Grads See Growth Through Kindergarten

Children who attended North Carolina's state preschool program continued to make better-than-expected gains at the end of kindergarten, according to a recent study.

March 18, 2015

Alaska, Montana Legislatures Reject Preschool-Funding Measures

Lawmakers in the two large, rural states snub prekindergarten-funding proposals, but Montana education officials are hoping for another try.

March 02, 2015

Several Bills to Expand Early Education Filed in Texas

Companion bills filed in the Texas House and Senate would spend up to $118 million to help school districts offer high-quality prekindergarten education.

February 25, 2015

U.S. Education Secretary Says ESEA Should Expand Focus to Early Learning

Arne Duncan said the details are up to Congress, but an advocacy coalition wants a preschool title to be added to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

February 19, 2015

Report: States Increase Preschool Funding Again in 2014-15 Budgets

State funding for preschool has increased by 12 percent, or $672 million, since the 2013-2014 school year, according to a report by the Education Commission of the States.

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