Education Week Investors are paying for prekindergarten with the hope that high-quality early education will reduce special education costs later. Eight government organizations will receive a share of $3 million from the U.S. Department of Education to study how private money can be used to expand public preschool in their communities. READ MOREREAD MORE
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89.3 KPCC “I’m optimistic that, as a country, there is a realization that the success of our public education system is so central to our long-term future that we cannot afford to slide backwards. We achieved a high school graduation rate of 83 percent because we’ve seen significant reductions in the dropout rates for African-American […]READ MORE
Long Beach Press Telegram Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia is giving his title and influence — but not his formal involvement — to a new charity that will be devoted to supporting preschool education in the city. Garcia and Long Beach education leaders formally announced the new charity, called the Mayor’s Fund for Education, Thursday […]READ MORE
89.3 KPCC Two Los Angeles County Supervisors are calling for steps to better coordinate and expand the work of several voluntary home visitation programs that help parents raise healthier children. Arguing that the various programs and their funding are disjointed, Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Janice Hahn proposed a motion for Tuesday’s board of supervisors meeting […]READ MORE
NBC News While he was growing up along Florida’s east coast, Misael Rangel’s immigrant parents were working hard to provide for their family. His father picked oranges and other citrus fruits and his mother worked in the packing fields. Their long days of physical labor often led to a kind of improvised childcare. “My mom […]READ MORE