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Foundation for the future

November 2, 2015 AccessEconomics and FinanceOutcomesUniversal and Targeted
Douglas A. Wood

Early education life-enhancing, money-saving investment

“Preschool for All:” easy to say, hard to do

October 26, 2015 AccessUniversal and Targeted
Maureen Kelleher

Chicago and Illinois have long track records of leadership in early childhood education. As early as the 1960s, the Chicago Public Schools was among a handful of pioneering districts that created Child-Parent Centers  (CPCs) to provide high-quality early childhood education — PreK to 3rd grade — while supporting low-income parents and engaging them in their children’s education. An…

The bipartisan appeal of Pre-K

October 24, 2015 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Alia Wong

A poll suggests that Americans think the federal government has its education priorities reversed.

Let’s experiment with universal preschool

September 25, 2015 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Kevin Drum

I’m a considerable fan of early childhood education. Megan McArdle says she’s tentatively in favor too, but “I am opposed to blind boosterism of such programs, the kind that confidently predicts marvelous results from thin empirical evidence, and briskly proceeds to demand huge sums be spent accordingly.” I’m tempted to say this is a straw-man…

What you need to know about pre-K that Brookings missed

September 25, 2015 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityOutcomesState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Greg Anrig

In a new Brookings Institution paper, Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst and Ellie Klein claim that the Obama administration’s proposal for a new federal universal preschool program significantly overstates how much it would cost to enable all four-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families to attend free pre-K. . . Setting aside whether a $2.6 billion annual…

Kindergarten kids’ drawing, numbers graphically show why pre-K is key

September 22, 2015 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
John Mooney

Veteran kindergarten teacher wows Senate hearing by showing difference in work between those who did -- and didn't -- attend preschool

Legislation released to create nationwide Pre-K for all

September 22, 2015 AccessUniversal and Targeted

Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) has filed legislation to create nationwide access to free pre-K for four-year-old children. The Early Learning Act provides state governments with federal funding to establish or expand their pre-K programs. Delaney’s legislation makes access to free pre-K for all a reality in all 50 states. The legislation establishes The Early…

The reality of Universal Pre-K

September 15, 2015 AccessUniversal and Targeted
Marcelo Rochabrun

Is the $300 million spent annually on New York City’s new program benefitting the students who truly need it?

Universal pre-K is the next great public policy crusade

September 15, 2015 AccessUniversal and Targeted
Amy B. Dean

High-quality pre-kindergarten should concern everyone – not just liberals

Preschool for all legislation heads to governor’s desk

September 14, 2015 AccessEconomics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

Assembly Bill 47 relating to the expansion of the state preschool program passed the State Assembly and now heads to the Governor’s desk for approval. The Preschool For All bill would expand on last year’s commitment from the Governor and Legislature to expand state preschools for all low income families who do not have access…