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Education group applauds W.Va. for gains in graduation rates, early education


July 18, 2016 OutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K Evaluations
Bill Frye

West Virginia is making gains improving its graduation rate, while earning more praise for its dedication to early learning. The report, “Gauging Progress, Accelerating Pace” from the Southern Regional Education Board, details West Virginia’s efforts to improve standards and student success as well other states in the SREB’s region. The report details the fact that West…

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…

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…

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

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…