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Early Education Update — Weekly News Roundup -

Early Education Clips for Week of January 26-30 Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news this week: TOP STORY Republican Leaders Signal Willingness to Work With President on Child Care Tax Credit In a joint interview with 60 Minutes, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that enhancing the child care tax credit is an area of potential cooperation with the Obama Administration … Read More

First Five Years Fund Offers ESEA Recommendations to Congressional Leaders -

Contact: Janae Hinson 202-518-6482 Janae.hinson@widmeyer.com   First Five Years Fund Offers ESEA Recommendations to Congressional Leaders In letter to Hill, FFYF urges reauthorization and hearings to adequately incorporate early education WASHINGTON – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) formally released its recommendations for how the next iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) can keep pace with the growing body of … Read More

Early Education News — Weekly Roundup -

Early Education Clips for Week of January 19-23 Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news this week: TOP STORY President Prioritizes Investment in Early Childhood Education in State of The Union, New Tax Credit Proposal For the third year in a row, early childhood education was an important piece of President Obama’s State of the Union address. The President announced a major tax code reform proposal … Read More

First Five Years Fund Names Charles Joughin as Communications Director -

FOR RELEASE Jan. 20, 2015 Contact: Andrew Brenner 202-884-7337 Andrew.Brenner@widmeyer.com   First Five Years Fund Names Charles Joughin as Communications Director Nation’s leading early childhood advocacy organization picks experienced public relations professional to lead communications efforts  WASHINGTON – The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) today announced the appointment of public relations professional Charles Joughin as Communications Director. Joughin comes to FFYF after nearly five years … Read More

Early Education News — Weekly Roundup -

Early Education Clips for Week of January 12-15 Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news this week: TOP STORY Early Learning and ESEA Reauthorization As the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee prepares to take up legislation reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), advocates, leaders and policymakers are calling on Congress to strengthen provisions in the law that would better integrate early childhood … Read More