Early Education in the News

National School Boards Association
July 12, 2005

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 Houston Chronicle
July 12, 2005

The hope is that with an extra push in the summer, at-risk Head Start children will be ready for kindergarten.

The Tennessean
July 11, 2005

The Office of Early Learning was created to guide schools through the process of opening new classrooms, training staff and drumming up community support.

July 6, 2005

San Francisco's universal preschool program is a good first step.

Boston Herald
July 5, 2005

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.

Yahoo News
July 5, 2005

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.

The Albuquerque Tribune
July 5, 2005

There is great consternation over public education and how to fix it.

Yuma Sun, Yuma, AZ
July 3, 2005

Public schools successfully turn tax investments into noble outcomes. Moreover, communities gain capital assets through school tax investments.

The News-Press, Fort Myers, FL
July 2, 2005

Lee County School District officials have found a way around the state prekindergarten regulations that limit the school day for preschoolers.

The Courier, Houma, LA
July 1, 2005

Louisiana's Nonpublic Schools Early Childhood Development program allows qualifying children to attend private preschools for free.

Los Angeles Times
June 30, 2005

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.

Minnesota Public Radio
June 29, 2005

Lawmakers want a testing system that measures the academic growth of each student from grade to grade.

The Advocate, Baton Rouge, LA
June 27, 2005

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.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 24, 2005

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.

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, VT
June 23, 2005

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.

The Boston Globe
June 23, 2005

Schools have been allowed to use public funds for preschool programs since 1987.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 16, 2005

New Jersey's special-needs districts could face their biggest challenge yet: their right to exist.

Metro West Daily News, Framingham, MA
June 16, 2005

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.

The Denver Post
June 14, 2005

Focusing on the youngest children is the best strategy for tackling high dropout rates, low test scores and other problems in the classroom.

New Bern Sun Journal, New Bern, NC
June 13, 2005

A recent survey found the majority of North Carolina residents support Smart Start and would approve a funding increase for the program.