Early Education in the News

The Examiner, San Francisco, CA
May 4, 2006

Half of the region's kindergarteners are the children of immigrants, and their scores tend to be lower than their English-speaking counterparts. But officials Wednesday said those scores are correlated with social factors — not language.

Tallahassee Democrat
April 30, 2006

Early enrollment numbers for Florida's new voluntary summer pre-K program are low.

The Forum, Fargo, ND
April 28, 2006

North Dakota has an opportunity to use public dollars in the best way: to get children started early on the road to a good public education.

The Times-News, Twin Falls, ID
April 27, 2006

Idaho is one of eight states that doesn't spend any state money on early education.

The Washington Post
April 26, 2006

Individuals looking to open preschools say they are finding it increasingly difficult to locate space.

San Mateo County Times
April 24, 2006

But not all children are prepared for the longer days or the rigorous academics, according to some school officials. It's especially tough for 4-year-olds and students learning English, according to teachers.

The Coloradoan
April 24, 2006

A Weld County group is trying to a get an English acquisition bill on November's ballot. The proposal, which focuses on children younger than 10, would require non-English-speaking students to spend a year, two if need be, learning English before moving them into an English-speaking classroom setting.

Charleston Daily Mail
April 24, 2006

West Virginia is well ahead of its goal of establishing public preschools for all 4-year-olds.

The Sacramento Bee
April 23, 2006

Four decades of solid research have demonstrated the positive effects of high-quality preschool programs.

Delaware State News
April 20, 2006

More families climbing out of poverty also means more climbing into the most underserved population for preschool services. "Even though the participation rates for kids in poverty aren't as high as we would like, they're even lower for kids who are from families who are between poverty and median income," said Dr. Steve Barnett, director of the New Jersey-based National Institute for Early Education Research.

The Record, Bergen County, NJ
April 20, 2006

A good preschool program is worth its weight in gold.

The State, Columbia, SC
April 19, 2006

South Carolina's neediest public school systems and private day-care providers will share any new money the Legislature appropriates this year for expanding 4-year-old kindergarten under a bill a House committee endorsed Tuesday.

Washington Daily News
April 19, 2006

Volumes of research and data now exist to support that an investment in quality child care and education is an investment in the state's economic future.

Statesman Journal, Salem, OR
April 17, 2006

A shortage of highly educated pre-kindergarten teachers is a problem nationwide, not just in Oregon, and it worries experts who say that the early years are crucial to a child's beginning academic and emotional development.

Centre Daily Times, State College, PA
April 12, 2006

Nationally, many forces are converging to address the issue of quality early childhood education.

Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN
April 10, 2006

Tennessee students who participated in a pilot preschool program for at-risk children did better on math and reading tests than those who didn't take part.

Brattleboro Reformer, Brattleboro, VT
April 8, 2006

A recent survey of Vermont's towns revealed that 60 percent provide publicly funded preschool.

The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, LA
April 5, 2006

There are not enough slots for students who need early childhood education services.

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
March 31, 2006

It's hard to name a public investment that has earned more praise from elected leaders and academic experts in recent years than early-childhood education.

Arizona Daily Star
March 31, 2006

We believe that starting the education process earlier, offering more challenges to our 3- and 4-year-olds, will make a difference.