Early Education in the News

USA Today
July 27, 2005

More U.S. children are living in poverty these days, and their parents often have difficulty finding full-time work, according to a handful of new reports.

Silver City Sun-News, Silver City, NM
July 26, 2005

New Mexico Voices for Children suggests the state should set aside surplus revenues for programs to improve the education and health of children.

The Augusta Chronicle
July 21, 2005

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning seeks to combine child-care regulation, early education and nutrition services for children birth to school age into one united effort.

The Times, Trenton, NJ
July 19, 2005

Despite classes that are held in unconventional buildings, such as aging churches, homes and storefronts, preschools in Trenton and 30 other impoverished districts are rapidly improving, experts say, bringing hope of considerable strides toward raising the education levels of poor, minority children closer to their suburban counterparts.

Tampa Tribune
July 19, 2005

At the same time Florida launches its voluntary prekindergarten program, it's pulling the plug on scholarships for child care workers to get the credentials they need to teach.

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
July 19, 2005

Business leaders who have championed expanded preschool programs to help prepare low-income Minnesota kids for kindergarten got the green light from the Legislature to proceed.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 18, 2005

Latino children account for one in five children of preschool age, but too few have access to high-quality programs, leaders at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza said yesterday.

The Times, Trenton, NJ
July 17, 2005

In 1998, the state Supreme Court decided preschool was crucial if New Jersey were to narrow the achievement gap largely harming minority children in New Jersey's poorest cities.

Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2005

District leaders said the private partnerships amount to a dramatic expansion, because the money will convert thousands of day-care slots into quality preschool slots for far less than it costs to create new classrooms in schools.

The Daily Oklahoman
July 15, 2005

Now is not the time to pull back on support for a pre-K program that leads the nation.

The Houston Chronicle
July 12, 2005

The hope is that with an extra push in the summer, at-risk Head Start children will be ready for kindergarten.

National School Boards Association
July 12, 2005

Despite the political rhetoric about the value of preschool education -- and how it is a solid investment in the nation's future -- progress in expanding high-quality preschool programs has been limited.

The Tennessean
July 11, 2005

The Office of Early Learning was created to guide schools through the process of opening new classrooms, training staff and drumming up community support.

July 6, 2005

San Francisco's universal preschool program is a good first step.

Boston Herald
July 5, 2005

Researchers have found children who attended a comprehensive health and early education program in Brookline in the 1970s did better in school and were healthier.

Yahoo News
July 5, 2005

Too much TV-watching can harm children's ability to learn and even reduce their chances of getting a college degree, three new studies suggest in the latest effort to examine the effects of television on kids.

The Albuquerque Tribune
July 5, 2005

There is great consternation over public education and how to fix it.

Yuma Sun, Yuma, AZ
July 3, 2005

Public schools successfully turn tax investments into noble outcomes. Moreover, communities gain capital assets through school tax investments.

The News-Press, Fort Myers, FL
July 2, 2005

Lee County School District officials have found a way around the state prekindergarten regulations that limit the school day for preschoolers.

The Courier, Houma, LA
July 1, 2005

Louisiana's Nonpublic Schools Early Childhood Development program allows qualifying children to attend private preschools for free.