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Vt. leads nation in universal pre-k


July 11, 2016 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Lisa Rathke

Vermont has become the first state to provide publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs to all 3- and 4-year-olds as of this month, state officials say.  The law requires Vermont communities to offer at least 10 hours a week of free, high quality preschool for 35 weeks per year to children in that age group. Previously, some…

Vt. leads nation in universal pre-k


July 11, 2016 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Lisa Rathke

Vermont has become the first state to provide publicly funded pre-kindergarten programs to all 3- and 4-year-olds as of this month, state officials say.  The law requires Vermont communities to offer at least 10 hours a week of free, high quality preschool for 35 weeks per year to children in that age group. Previously, some…

How does West Virginia rank in access to pre-kindergarten?


July 8, 2016 AccessQuality and Curriculum
Lauren Talotta

“Everyone wants their children to have a good head start,” said Holyfield. It’s a goal that is becoming more and more attainable for three and four-year-olds in our state. Recent studies show that West Virginia is a step above the majority of other states when it comes to providing early childhood education. “The National Institute…

Mayor says shrink size of Seattle preschool program


July 8, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Daniel Beekman & Paige Cornwell

The Seattle Preschool Program will have fewer spots than originally projected because the city will begin paying the program’s preschool providers more money per child.

Mayor says shrink size of Seattle preschool program


July 8, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Daniel Beekman & Paige Cornwell

The Seattle Preschool Program will have fewer spots than originally projected because the city will begin paying the program’s preschool providers more money per child.

How does West Virginia rank in access to pre-kindergarten?


July 8, 2016 AccessQuality and Curriculum
Lauren Talotta

“Everyone wants their children to have a good head start,” said Holyfield. It’s a goal that is becoming more and more attainable for three and four-year-olds in our state. Recent studies show that West Virginia is a step above the majority of other states when it comes to providing early childhood education. “The National Institute…

Texas school districts receive $116 million in pre-K grants


July 6, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceState & Local
Julie Chang

The state has awarded  578 school districts  and charters more than $116 million in grants to boost their prekindergarten programs in the upcoming school year. Ten Central Texas school districts, including Austin, Round Rock and Leander, received some of the funds. House Bill 4,  one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature laws  passed last legislative session, promised to make funds available to boost the quality of…

Texas school districts receive $116 million in pre-K grants


July 6, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceState & Local
Julie Chang

The state has awarded  578 school districts  and charters more than $116 million in grants to boost their prekindergarten programs in the upcoming school year. Ten Central Texas school districts, including Austin, Round Rock and Leander, received some of the funds. House Bill 4,  one of Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature laws  passed last legislative session, promised to make funds available to boost the quality of…

Washington’s preschool program praised as one of the best in national report


June 30, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
John Higgins

A new national report explains how Washington and three other states have built high-quality early-education systems.

Washington’s preschool program praised as one of the best in national report


June 30, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
John Higgins

A new national report explains how Washington and three other states have built high-quality early-education systems.