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The Momentum Continues: Early Childhood Education is Now a Key Policy Issue for Republicans -

In case you missed it, we want to highlight this feature article from Politico last Friday that covers the strong momentum in both parties for increased investments in Early Childhood Education. GOP Strategist Kevin Madden argues that Republicans need to have a plan for early childhood education if they are going to win swing voters: “pre-K could be a winner for a governor or future presidential candidate looking to … Read More

Early Education News — Weekly Roundup -

Early Education Clips for Week of August 18-22 Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news this week: TOP STORY Republicans Embracing Early Childhood Education An in-depth feature in Politico highlights the shift of GOP elected officials and candidates toward policies to fund early childhood education as well as efforts to pass the Early Childhood Education bill in Congress. FFYF Executive Director Kris Perry is quoted and … Read More

Early Education News– Weekly Roundup -

Here’s a sampling of early childhood education for the week of August 11-15: TOP STORY U.S. Department of Education Announces New Preschool Grant Program  On Wednesday, the Obama Administration launched a new $250 million competitive grant program for states to create or expand preschool opportunities. Grants will be awarded in December 2014. Read More: Obama Administration Aims to Expand Preschools with State Grants – Wall Street Journal Obama Administration Unveils … Read More

EARLY EDUCATION NEWS: WEEKLY ROUNDUP -

Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news for the week of August 4-8: TOP STORY Early Childhood Advocates Push to Build a “Preschool Nation” This week, hundreds of advocates from across the country attended the first-ever Preschool Nation Summit where participants shared strategies for building on preschool investments at the local and state level. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the keynote address, sharing … Read More

Early Education News: Weekly Roundup -

Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news for the week of July 28- August 1 NATIONAL NEWS Disrupting the “School to Prison Pipeline” Must Begin in Early Childhood  In a powerful essay for the Washington Post, Tunette Powell details the experiences of her two boys who have both been suspended multiple times from preschool. Powell advocates for fair discipline in early childhood education programs, citing trends that … Read More