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Jindal Pre-K Education Overhaul Approved by Louisiana House Panel

Legislation backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal to enforce new accountability standards for early childhood education programs passed Wednesday in the House Education Committee, putting it only two steps away from becoming state law.

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Capitalists for Preschool

In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for making preschool available to every 4-year-old in America, opening a welcome discussion on whether and how to make the investments needed to realize this vision.

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Denying an Important School Choice in Nevada

A bill at stake is a stunning attack on parental choice and judgment. Reducing the compulsory age has consequences beyond kindergarten.

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Chicago Public Schools to Provide Full-Day Kindergarten At All Schools

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced a full day of kindergarten will be guaranteed for all students.

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Obama’s State of the Union Education Plans

Expanding early education programs and redesigning high schools to prepare students for a high-tech economy were among the educational goals proposed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. The following are initial reactions from education associations to his address.

Early Education Is the Best Crime Deterrent

According to a recently released report that links exposure to high-quality preschool programs to reduced crime, at-risk children and those from low-income backgrounds without access to quality early learning are more likely to be involved in violent crime, arrested, or incarcerated down the road.

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Advocates: Early Education Key to Reducing Crime

The key to eradicating crime and violent behavior, say organizers with the nonprofit Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Pennsylvania, is to invest more resources in early care and child education.

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Teachers College Community School Finds Collaborative Success

Oklahoma Superintendents Reject A through F Grading System

In a strong show of support for public schools statewide, more than 80 school superintendents came together in Oklahoma City to protest Oklahoma’s new A through F grading system designed to hold schools accountable for education.

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