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October 28, 2014

Two Preschool Ballot Initiatives Battle it Out in Seattle

Seattle voters must choose where they stand on two competing proposals Nov. 4—one supported by two large unions, and one supported by the city government.

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 14, 2014

Montana Governor to Push for State's First Investment in Preschool

Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, plans to ask the Montana legislature in November to set aside $37 million for the program in the 2017 biennial budget.

October 03, 2014

Private Money Could Help GOP Mayor Launch Public Preschool in Indianapolis

Private donations could save a Republican mayor's plan to expand public preschool, if only he can get the Democrats on the city council to agree to raise public funding.

September 17, 2014

Louisiana Angles for Preschool Grant, But With No Common-Core Strings

Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal is fighting against the common core in his state, pitting him against the state schools chief and board of education.

May 13, 2014

Preschool Group Says It Separates Advocacy From Data Collection

The National Institute for Early Education Research, which advocates on behalf of expanded high-quality preschool options, uses federal funds only for data collection, its president says.

April 21, 2014

Poll: California Voters Support Prekindergarten Expansion

Democratic state lawmakers have championed the plan, but Gov. Jerry Brown has warned against starting new programs with the state's current budget surplus.

April 10, 2014

Conn. Lawmakers Seek Pre-K Expansion, Funded in Part With Tobacco Money

If a legislative proposal passes, Connecticut would be able to enroll 50,000 more students around the state and prioritize students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches.

March 27, 2014

Mississippi Pre-K Aid Welcome But Limited, Advocate Says

For the first time, Mississippi has awarded state money for pre-K, but an advocate says change won't be widely felt.

February 27, 2014

Examining the Competition for Children Between Public Preschools and Private Providers

Public preschool programs, while welcomed by early education advocates, could put pressure on private providers if the system does not take their needs into account, early education finance experts say.

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