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U.S. education chief gives Colorado kudos for early childhood efforts


August 2, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Ann Schimke

Colorado got a high-profile pat on the back Monday with a visit from U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, who lauded the state’s efforts to raise child care quality and improve early childhood systems. He whirled through Denver before heading to Delaware, where he’ll conclude a two-day tour meant to spotlight states that have…

Our children, our future – bridging the partisan divide


August 2, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & Local
Mark Shriver

Our children’s future is our future, and therefore a crucial element to consider when solving the challenges facing our nation. Studies show the human brain develops most rapidly between birth and age 5, yet almost all public investments in children happen after the age of 5. We cannot let our nation’s leaders forget this as…

What you should know about Hillary Clinton’s european-style child-care plan


July 29, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Mark Gimein

Just how popular is federal money for child care? Let’s put it this way: Ivanka Trump, daughter of the GOP candidate, made it a centerpiece of her introduction at the Republican National Convention, to plenty of applause. Even though her father hasn’t actually proposed anything of the sort. A concrete child-care proposal comes from Hillary…

What you should know about Hillary Clinton’s european-style child-care plan


July 29, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Mark Gimein

Just how popular is federal money for child care? Let’s put it this way: Ivanka Trump, daughter of the GOP candidate, made it a centerpiece of her introduction at the Republican National Convention, to plenty of applause. Even though her father hasn’t actually proposed anything of the sort. A concrete child-care proposal comes from Hillary…

Philadelphia’s Mayor took on big soda to fund pre-k, but will it pay off?


July 15, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Reed DesRosiers

In June, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) won a vicious and public battle against difficult odds. In his fight, the mayor positioned himself on the side of all that is just and right, a champion of the more than 17,000  low-income three- and four-year-olds in Philadelphia who lack access to quality public pre-K. The foe?…

Philadelphia’s Mayor took on big soda to fund pre-k, but will it pay off?


July 15, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Reed DesRosiers

In June, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) won a vicious and public battle against difficult odds. In his fight, the mayor positioned himself on the side of all that is just and right, a champion of the more than 17,000  low-income three- and four-year-olds in Philadelphia who lack access to quality public pre-K. The foe?…

A divided electorate is united on early childhood education


July 14, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
First Five Years Fund

In the midst of an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress and the next president should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. That includes 78% of Trump supporters and 97% of Clinton supporters. The First Five Years Fund’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…

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…

A divided electorate is united on early childhood education


July 14, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
First Five Years Fund

In the midst of an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress and the next president should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. That includes 78% of Trump supporters and 97% of Clinton supporters. The First Five Years Fund’s…