Early Education in the News
It's easy to forget how much preschoolers can do unless you watch them in action.
As always, whether talk turns to full-day kindergarten, public preschool or raising the dropout age, the issue becomes money.
Much of this achievement is the result of the high-quality preschools that Abbott has provided.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced a legislative package aimed at enhancing early education programs and improving kindergarten readiness curriculum.
The newest champions of early education are pragmatists connecting the dots between impoverished early childhood and squandered human capital.
The Senate Education Committee tabled a proposal that would have set rules for public preschool programs and instead asked state officials to study the issue further.
Child care has a bigger impact on New Jersey's economy than many higher-profile industries.
Public dollars spent on children pay off.
Research shows that children who have gone through preschool do better in kindergarten and beyond.
A report released by the Build Initiative calls on Gov. Jon Corzine to create an Office of Early Learning, which would coordinate all state programs for children, currently managed by about 20 different agencies.
Investment in early learning opportunities makes sense because that's a peak time for brain development.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to offer every 3-year-old and 4-year-old the chance to go to state-funded preschool.
Local school districts, which must provide 300 hours of pre-K classes this summer, are taking registration information.
Illinois now has a hodgepodge of publicly funded early-childhood programs.
The state of Oklahoma took a different path from Florida in setting up pre-K education.
Gov. Rell is pushing forward to create an Early Childhood Research and Policy Council.
Houston ISD Superintendent Abelardo Saavedra's plan for creating a "college-bound culture" starts with enrolling all of the city's youngest pupils from poor families in daylong pre-kindergarten classes.
Gov. Bredesen proposed a $233 million overall increase for education, including $20 million for 250 more pre-kindergarten classes to serve 5,000 more 4-year-olds.
Universal preschool talks in Virginia come at a time when legislators across the country have begun to focus on pre-K education.
The bill requiring all children to attend kindergarten might seem like a small step, but supporters see it as a portal to a greater early childhood learning initiative.