Early Education in the News

The Winchester Sun, Winchester, KY
January 5, 2006

Even under the best of conditions, finding enough money to fund Kentucky's education programs is problematic.

Quad-City Times, Davenport, IA
January 4, 2006

The proposal, which would cost $15 million in its first year, would make preschool a recurring part of the state budget rather than an optional expense that must be renewed each year.

The State, Columbia, SC
December 30, 2005

South Carolina fails to ensure the state's youngest children are prepared for the academic challenges they will face in public schools.

The Times-News, Twin Falls, ID
December 21, 2005

As worthy a goal as it may be to support more preschool opportunities, education advocates should force the Legislature to revisit the mandatory kindergarten issue first.

The Beacon Leader, Akron, OH
December 19, 2005

Gov. Bob Taft has scaled back two eligibility requirements and set a March 1 deadline for enrolling thousands of additional students in a preschool program for poor children.

Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis, OR
December 18, 2005

In places where state dollars remain in coveted supply, early childhood education advocates argue that universal preschool misses the point.

Chicago Tribune
December 18, 2005

Chicago parents are searching for available spots in the best preschool programs for their young children.

The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC
December 15, 2005

Although its economic development rewards are great, early childhood education is rarely viewed in economic development terms.

The New York Times
December 15, 2005

New media products for babies, toddlers and preschoolers began flooding the market in the late 1990's.

Times-News, Kingsport, VA
December 13, 2005

Gov. Warner has announced the establishment of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation to help build and improve early childhood programs.

The Norman Transcript, Norman, OK
December 13, 2005

NIEER's study of the state-funded preschool program in Oklahoma revealed significant improvement in children's development.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
December 12, 2005

Washington's governor proposed a new rating system for child care and preschool centers so parents can make informed decisions about where to send their children.

The Washington Post
December 11, 2005

Publicly funded preschool is offered to about 27,000 disadvantaged Virginia children, but, by the time Gov.-elect Timothy M. Kaine leaves the governor's mansion, he wants to open it to all children who want to attend, regardless of family income.

The Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, WY
December 10, 2005

The Idaho Business Coalition for Education Excellence is supporting a change in state law that will allow school districts to spend money on preschool.

Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, NY
December 9, 2005

The long-term economic consequences of not channeling more money into children's early schooling would be dire, with too few people having qualifications for high-skill jobs, the state education commissioner said Thursday.

Los Angeles Times
December 7, 2005

These days the rallying cry is preschool for everyone, not just poor children.

The Arizona Republic
December 7, 2005

Early childhood education advocates are pushing for an additional cigarette tax, saying this will generate millions of dollars to help children prepare for kindergarten.

The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ
December 6, 2005

Children who attended state-funded prekindergarten in New Jersey's poorest districts made major gains in language, literacy and math skills, according to the largest study yet of the Abbott Preschool Program.

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN
December 5, 2005

Preschool funding should rise on Minnesota's priority list.

Des Moines Register
December 2, 2005

Gov. Tom Vilsack's proposal to pay for preschool with Iowa's regular school-aid formula makes so much sense.