Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:19am
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 2:35pm
November 20-23, 2013
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 1:06pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/03/2013 - 2:24pm
A bill at stake is a stunning attack on parental choice and judgment. Reducing the compulsory age has consequences beyond kindergarten.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:11pm
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced a full day of kindergarten will be guaranteed for all students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 2:54pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 5:48pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 4:48pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 9:13pm
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.