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In Idaho, preschool comes with a price


July 14, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
Kevin Trevellyan

Idaho is among five states nationally that don’t fund preschool despite the proven benefits it can offer. Though the Legislature did boost education funding by $107 million last session, preschool was ignored. There have been many legislative efforts as recent as 2015 to introduce public preschool to Idaho, but none have grown past ideas. Last year’s…

In Idaho, preschool comes with a price


July 14, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
Kevin Trevellyan

Idaho is among five states nationally that don’t fund preschool despite the proven benefits it can offer. Though the Legislature did boost education funding by $107 million last session, preschool was ignored. There have been many legislative efforts as recent as 2015 to introduce public preschool to Idaho, but none have grown past ideas. Last year’s…

What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing


July 13, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Lillian Mongeau

How the U.S. became one of the worst countries in the developed world for children under five

What do we invest in the country’s youngest? Little to nothing


July 13, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Lillian Mongeau

How the U.S. became one of the worst countries in the developed world for children under five

Preschool, for a price


July 11, 2016 Economics and Finance
Kevin Trevellyan

Programs such as Disney’s are offered throughout the Gem State. But placing your child in one can be expensive. Idaho is among five states nationally that don’t fund preschool despite the  proven  benefits  it can offer. Though the Legislature did boost education funding by $107 million last session, preschool was ignored. Idaho has the highest rate of preschool-age children absent…

Preschool, for a price


July 11, 2016 Economics and Finance
Kevin Trevellyan

Programs such as Disney’s are offered throughout the Gem State. But placing your child in one can be expensive. Idaho is among five states nationally that don’t fund preschool despite the  proven  benefits  it can offer. Though the Legislature did boost education funding by $107 million last session, preschool was ignored. Idaho has the highest rate of preschool-age children absent…

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.

Low pay, outdated ideas about field hurt early childhood educators: report


July 8, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz

Nearly half of child care workers in Illinois are part of families that rely on public assistance, according to a new report that calls for long-overdue action to improve the wages of the people tasked with caring for kids in the earliest years of their lives. Researchers from the University of California at Berkeley on…

Early education is a disaster in U.S., study finds


July 8, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & LocalWorkforce
Lauren Camera

Policies in all 50 states fall short of addressing the issues.

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.