Early Education in the News

The Boston Globe
March 15, 2006

It's easy to forget how much preschoolers can do unless you watch them in action.

Concord Monitor, Concord, NH
March 15, 2006

As always, whether talk turns to full-day kindergarten, public preschool or raising the dropout age, the issue becomes money.

Asbury Park Press, Asbury Park, NJ
March 10, 2006

Much of this achievement is the result of the high-quality preschools that Abbott has provided.

Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN
March 8, 2006

Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced a legislative package aimed at enhancing early education programs and improving kindergarten readiness curriculum.

Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI
March 4, 2006

The newest champions of early education are pragmatists connecting the dots between impoverished early childhood and squandered human capital.

Times Argus, Barre, VT
March 3, 2006

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.

The Record, West Paterson, NJ
March 1, 2006

Child care has a bigger impact on New Jersey's economy than many higher-profile industries.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 26, 2006

Public dollars spent on children pay off.

The Philadelphia Inquirer
February 21, 2006

Research shows that children who have gone through preschool do better in kindergarten and beyond.

The Press of Atlantic City
February 19, 2006

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.

Vermont Guardian
February 17, 2006

Investment in early learning opportunities makes sense because that's a peak time for brain development.

Chicago Tribune
February 16, 2006

Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants to offer every 3-year-old and 4-year-old the chance to go to state-funded preschool.

St. Petersburg Times
February 14, 2006

Local school districts, which must provide 300 hours of pre-K classes this summer, are taking registration information.

Chicago Tribune
February 12, 2006

Illinois now has a hodgepodge of publicly funded early-childhood programs.

Orlando Sentinel
February 9, 2006

The state of Oklahoma took a different path from Florida in setting up pre-K education.

The Houston Chronicle
February 8, 2006

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.

The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN
February 8, 2006

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.

Connecticut Post
February 8, 2006

Gov. Rell is pushing forward to create an Early Childhood Research and Policy Council.

Leesburg Today, Leesburg, VA
February 6, 2006

Universal preschool talks in Virginia come at a time when legislators across the country have begun to focus on pre-K education.

The Argus Leader, Sioux Falls, SD
February 6, 2006

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.