Early Education in the News
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 hope is that with an extra push in the summer, at-risk Head Start children will be ready for kindergarten.
The Office of Early Learning was created to guide schools through the process of opening new classrooms, training staff and drumming up community support.
San Francisco's universal preschool program is a good first step.
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.
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.
There is great consternation over public education and how to fix it.
Public schools successfully turn tax investments into noble outcomes. Moreover, communities gain capital assets through school tax investments.
Lee County School District officials have found a way around the state prekindergarten regulations that limit the school day for preschoolers.
Louisiana's Nonpublic Schools Early Childhood Development program allows qualifying children to attend private preschools for free.
One of the San Fernando Valley's largest Head Start providers won a temporary victory Wednesday when the federal government ruled that county education officials erred in canceling its $10 million contract.
Lawmakers want a testing system that measures the academic growth of each student from grade to grade.
According to the report, Louisiana is among seven Southern states that are failing to provide enough pre-K slots for the number of children living in poverty.
Gov. Sonny Perdue said he would unveil a proposal today designed to keep state legislators from using Georgia lottery money for anything except HOPE college scholarships, pre-kindergarten classes and financial reserves.
The heart of the issue is how involved the state will be in providing pre-kindergarten schooling or whether it should be left to private nursery schools.
Schools have been allowed to use public funds for preschool programs since 1987.
New Jersey's special-needs districts could face their biggest challenge yet: their right to exist.
The new Department of Early Education and Care replaces the Office of Child Care Services and the early childhood education programs run by the Department of Education.
Focusing on the youngest children is the best strategy for tackling high dropout rates, low test scores and other problems in the classroom.
A recent survey found the majority of North Carolina residents support Smart Start and would approve a funding increase for the program.