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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…