The 2017-18 budget signifies a critical step forward for early learning LAUP, a leading early learning organization, addressed the impact of California’s approved fiscal year 2017-2018 budget. In effect July 1, the budget indicates significant progress for early learning, but the organization stresses their work on behalf of local families is far from over. “We […]READ MORE
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KPCC, By Priska Neely When federal data in 2014 revealed that thousands of students were being suspended in preschool, officials at Los Angeles Universal Preschool were shocked. In response, they created a program for educators who work with the students at greatest risk for suspension. The first cohort of early childhood educators graduated Friday from […]READ MORE
NIEER’s State Preschool Yearbook finds that FY 2015 was a turning point, representing a recovery from the Great Recession with state pre-K funding, enrollment, and quality standards all improving. Yet, as more states have moved forward to offer high quality pre-K to all, children in other states that continue to do little or nothing are […]READ MORE
NPR CLAUDIO SANCHEZ May 3, 20176:00 AM ET Shannon Wright for NPR Some of the nation’s top researchers who’ve spent their careers studying early childhood education recently got together in Washington with one goal in mind: to cut through the fog of studies and the endless debates over the benefits of preschool. They came away […]READ MORE
Education Week On April 28, the measure Congress approved late last year to keep the government funded for fiscal 2017—known in Beltway lingo as a “continuing resolution”—will expire. Without it, major parts of the government will cease to operate. President Donald Trump’s administration has sent lawmakers a spending proposal that would cover the rest of […]READ MORE