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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…

Early Childhood Battle In Indiana Continues


July 11, 2016 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
WIBQ

The battle for quality Pre-K education in Indiana continues as the November election draws near. Governor Mike Pence had pushed for a pilot program called  On My Way Pre-K , but then rejected millions of dollars in federal funding. Pence is in a tough battle for re-election, and has expressed renewed interest in the federal money. State Superintendent of…

Early Childhood Battle In Indiana Continues


July 11, 2016 AssessmentOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
WIBQ

The battle for quality Pre-K education in Indiana continues as the November election draws near. Governor Mike Pence had pushed for a pilot program called  On My Way Pre-K , but then rejected millions of dollars in federal funding. Pence is in a tough battle for re-election, and has expressed renewed interest in the federal money. State Superintendent of…

Peduto: Preschool most important issue for reducing crime


June 30, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
Bob Bauder

Pittsburgh needs $20 million annually to meet a goal of enrolling every income-eligible child in high-quality preschool, officials said Tuesday. Mayor Bill Peduto suggested that the city, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pennsylvania and local foundations and corporations commit to sharing the costs for 10 years. “I’m 100 percent behind what you’re doing here,” Peduto told educators…

Peduto: Preschool most important issue for reducing crime


June 30, 2016 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & Local
Bob Bauder

Pittsburgh needs $20 million annually to meet a goal of enrolling every income-eligible child in high-quality preschool, officials said Tuesday. Mayor Bill Peduto suggested that the city, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pennsylvania and local foundations and corporations commit to sharing the costs for 10 years. “I’m 100 percent behind what you’re doing here,” Peduto told educators…

What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From 4 States


June 29, 2016 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Cory Turner

A new report, out today, provides 186 pages of answers to one of the toughest questions in education: What does it take to get preschool right? Parents and politicians alike want to know. States are spending roughly $7 billion this year on early childhood education, despite the fact that there are more cautionary tales —…

What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From 4 States


June 29, 2016 OutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Cory Turner

A new report, out today, provides 186 pages of answers to one of the toughest questions in education: What does it take to get preschool right? Parents and politicians alike want to know. States are spending roughly $7 billion this year on early childhood education, despite the fact that there are more cautionary tales —…

Missouri to allow rating systems for preschool


June 27, 2016 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Shelby Rowe

Before last week, Missouri was the only state in the nation that prohibited quality rating systems for preschools. However, Gov. Jay Nixon signed a law Wednesday that allows early childhood education centers to opt into a voluntary quality rating system. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is still working out the details, but the…

Missouri to allow rating systems for preschool


June 27, 2016 AssessmentOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Shelby Rowe

Before last week, Missouri was the only state in the nation that prohibited quality rating systems for preschools. However, Gov. Jay Nixon signed a law Wednesday that allows early childhood education centers to opt into a voluntary quality rating system. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is still working out the details, but the…

Preschool Expansion Proposal Aims To Close Opportunity Gap


June 27, 2016 AccessOutcomes
Elizabeth Kintz

Perhaps Plato got it right. Twenty-four centuries ago the Greek philosopher declared that, “The beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of the young…” Educators and leadership within the Cape Cod Collaborative and the Dennis-Yarmouth and Monomoy Regional School Districts couldn’t agree more. The regional school districts, with the…