Early Education in the News

The Boston Globe
November 17, 2005

To educate more of its young children, Massachusetts has to educate more teachers of young children.

Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, VT
November 16, 2005

For the second year in a row, an early education bill that attempted to formalize a statewide public preschool program and commit the necessary funding to it, never made it out of the committee hearing room.

The Olympian, Olympia, WA
November 16, 2005

A task force led by Gov. Christine Gregoire has recommended that the state set up an agency to focus on preschool education.

Santa Cruz Sentinel
November 15, 2005

Thousands of California families would benefit from state-funded early childhood education.

Peoria Journal Star
November 14, 2005

Still more money is needed to ensure all 3- and 4-year-old children in Illinois can attend preschool even though Gov. Rod Blagojevich increased early childhood education funding by $90 million over the next three years.

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO
November 13, 2005

Denver schools face an enormous challenge in educating children who arrive for their first day already far behind many of their new classmates.

Anchorage Daily News
November 11, 2005

A growing group of Alaskans say it's time Alaska got a quality state preschool system -- especially since it's one of only a dozen states without one.

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
November 10, 2005

More than 7,000 at-risk Minnesota children would be dropped from preschool, after-school and day-care programs if a proposed budget cut is passed by Congress.

The Christian Science Monitor
November 7, 2005

Millions of parents assume preschool to be an important part of their children's lives, but that's far from reality for the working poor.

The Idaho Statesman
November 6, 2005

In fact, state law prohibits Idaho from paying for programs that educate children under 5.

The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA
November 6, 2005

For every $1 Louisiana invests in expanding schooling for 4-year-olds, the state government would save between $1.76 and $2.25 by the time these children turn 40 years old, according to a newly issued study by a national group that advocates universal prekindergarten.

The Charlotte Observer
November 6, 2005

Public pre-kindergarten programs in North and South Carolina can't expand fast enough for parents.

The Palm Beach Post
November 4, 2005

What really sets Oklahoma apart from Florida and the other four states that offer universal pre-K — Georgia, New York, Massachusetts and West Virginia — is the quality of its program.

Hartford Courant
November 3, 2005

State Education Commissioner Betty J. Sternberg is seeking an additional $14.6 million in state money to provide 2,200 new preschool slots.

San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2005

As taxpayers, parents and educators debate the value of public preschool for every child, a new study by UC Berkeley and Stanford researchers finds for the first time that middle-class children -- not just kids from the poorest families -- receive a boost in language and math skills from preschool.

The Honolulu Advertiser
October 30, 2005

It is now a commonly accepted fact that the most important learning period in life is from birth to age 5.

Daily Press, Hampton Roads, VA
October 25, 2005

That's what everyone "gets" about preschool. You have to start early.

Tallahassee Democrat
October 25, 2005

Instead of having preschoolers complete writing drills, teachers encourage activities that enhance fine and gross motor skills.

Sun-Sentinel, Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 22, 2005

Florida has created the fourth largest voluntary universal prekindergarten program.

Wausau Daily Herald
October 19, 2005

A Pre-K Now study says Wisconsin's pre-kindergarten programs save money in the long run.