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Early Education News — Weekly Roundup -

Early Education Clips for Week of September 22-26 Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news this week: TOP STORY New North Carolina Poll Finds Early Childhood Education a Critical Issue for State Voters On Monday, FFYF released a bipartisan state poll showing North Carolinians’ strong support for investments in the state’s early childhood programs – including expanding access to Smart Start, Pre-K, teacher training and … Read More

North Carolina Voters Make Early Childhood Education Their Strongest Priority -

After years of investment and first-hand experience with Smart Start, an early childhood development program from birth-to-three, and NC Pre-K, a preschool program for 4-year-olds, North Carolina voters know that early childhood education pays off. Big time. And, North Carolinians want more. FFYF recently partnered with NC Early Childhood Foundation to commission a statewide poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies and Hart Research, the same bipartisan team that fielded … Read More

New North Carolina Poll Finds Major Support for Early Childhood Education -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2014 Contact: Andrew Brenner 202-884-7337 Andrew.Brenner@widmeyer.com RALEIGH, N.C. – A new bipartisan North Carolina poll finds that North Carolina voters view early childhood education as a critical issue in the state and across the nation. Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents support investments in early childhood programs in the state – including expanding access to Smart Start, Pre-K, teacher training and … Read More

Early Education News — Weekly Roundup -

Early Education Clips for Week of September 14-19 Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news this week: TOP STORY Home Visiting Programs Helping to Improve Literacy The Wall Street Journal examined the work of the Parent-Child Home Program, which received a $175,000 grant from New York City earlier this summer. The article features the benefits of home visiting programs for 2 and 3-year olds and their … Read More

Department of Education Proposes Additional Early Learning Option for School Improvement Grants -

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education proposed significant revisions to the School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. For the first time since 2010, the Department is broadly updating the program, including an Early Learning Intervention Model as an option for struggling public schools. Under the draft regulations, school districts that choose to use the Early Learning Intervention Model must implement each of the following: Offer full-day kindergarten; Establish or … Read More