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Gregg and Ritz unveil universal pre-K proposal


June 28, 2016 AccessGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
WANE Staff Reports

Two top Indiana Democrats on the ballot this November released a plan Thursday for developing a state-funded preschool program that would be available to all Indiana children regardless of family income. Former House Speaker John Gregg, who is running for governor, and state schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz said their joint proposal would direct $150 million…

Support Exists for Expanding Public Pre-K; But Scope, Funding Questions Remain


June 16, 2016 AccessOutcomesUniversal and Targeted
Dustin Grove

Preparing Indiana’s youngest for that first day of kindergarten is something Lafayette Community Schools Superintendent Les Huddle says shouldn’t wait. “Having that access or opportunity for every student would be a huge step forward for our entire state,” said Huddle. Indiana Superintendent for Public Instruction Glenda Ritz agrees. This month, she called on state lawmakers…

NIEER Releases Data on State Policies to Support DLLs


June 6, 2016 AccessAssessmentEnglish Language LearnersOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted
Amaya Garcia

Last fall my three-year-old son enrolled in a public pre-K program at a local elementary school in Washington, D.C. At our first meeting with his teacher, she asked us questions about what languages we spoke at home and whether our son spoke a language other than English. I was thrilled to be asked these questions…

Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Learning Settings


June 3, 2016 AccessEnglish Language LearnersOutcomesQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted
The White House

Today the White House is announcing a new  Federal policy statement  from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on better supporting our country’s youngest dual language learners (DLLs) in early childhood programs. The Obama Administration will be joined by public and private sector organizations that will also announce new commitments to support DLLs. Additionally,…

Starting early


May 26, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceQuality and CurriculumUniversal and Targeted
Natalie Krebs

After some deal-making, CPS and Preschool Promise will ask voters to fund universal preschool

At this rate, it will be a very long time before every child gets access to preschool


May 13, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesQuality and CurriculumState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Rebecca Klein

We’re making progress, but we need to do better.

Public Pre-K Enrollment, Spending Still Growing Very Slowly, Report Says


May 12, 2016 AccessAssessmentEconomics and FinanceOutcomesState & LocalState Pre-K EvaluationsUniversal and Targeted
Lillian Mongeau

Total spending on public preschool has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time since the 2008 downturn, adjusting for inflation, according to the latest data release from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), a think tank in New Jersey focused on early education.  The 42 states with public preschool programs and the District…

Our childhood poverty is a global embarrassment


May 5, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Josh Hoxie

A new UNICEF report shows the U.S. lagging behind countries like Turkey and Slovakia on efforts to reduce childhood inequality.

Starting Young: Helping Latinos Succeed in School


May 4, 2016 AccessAssessmentOutcomesUniversal and Targeted
Mayra Aguirre

After supporting Latino youth through college scholarships for more than 33 years, it is clear to us that to have a deep, lasting impact in the Latino community, we need to focus more of our resources on early childhood education. Because, to be frank, it’s difficult to reach college, let alone succeed there, if you…

The White House Looks Back on Education Victories: What Obama Did for Dropouts, Standards, Pre-K


May 4, 2016 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesUniversal and Targeted
Carolyn Phenicie

The White House Tuesday released a  report  celebrating a host of national accomplishments in K-12 education that should be no surprise to anyone who has taken even a passing interest in national education policy over the last seven years. At the top of the list: preschool, higher standards, and increased graduation rates. The report – timed to…