Volume 10, Issue 32
And the Winner Is...
Earlier this week, the New America Foundation's Laura Bornfreund surmised what the winning states might do with their share of $500 million.
Baby Steps Toward Language
Funding for Child Care on the Rocks
Survey Says: California's Voters Support Tax Increases for Education
Decision Handed Down in Colorado Education Finance Case
NIEER Director Steve Barnett had provided testimony as an expert witness for the plaintiffs, focusing on Colorado's Preschool Program (CPP) and full-day kindergarten, both of which are tied to the school funding formula. His written statement called for "additional investments in intensive, high-quality preschool education and full-day kindergarten to make a significant contribution toward closing the large educational achievement and attainment gaps that are found in Colorado." The state is expected to appeal the decision to the Colorado Supreme Court, but advocates hope that the 2012 legislature will begin rectifying the funding situation.
This case is not a stand-alone - educational opportunity cases have been successfully argued in the past in Kansas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Texas, and Wyoming.
Funding Victory in Sight for New York Pre-K
Proposed Legislation: Changes to American Indian Education
Early Education News Roundup
Coalition calls for pre-K expansion, more pre-K to third grade ties; support for idea seen in Washoe County School District
Literacy in the Sciences Tip Sheets
Child Outcomes Step by Step
The False Choice Between Play and Learning
Role of Children's Interests in Early Literacy and Language Development