Month: October 2015

Budget Negotiations Leave Room for Early Education -

Amidst the news of a new Speaker, and the 2016 Presidential race, Congress has the important task of finalizing the budget for 2016. Just this week, Congress and the Administration made an important first step by finalizing a budget that provides an opportunity for additional dollars to be directed at early childhood education. We have witnessed unprecedented bipartisan support for early learning and Chairman Cole of the House Labor, … Read More

Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge States Rapidly Improve Quality -

Yesterday, the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a joint report that shows states receiving Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge grants are rapidly improving the quality of their early education programs. The report comes on the heels of an annual performance review for the 20 states who have received $1 billion in grants since 2011. The report identified that more low- and moderate-income children are … Read More

The Power of Early Ed -

This week the Education and Workforce Committee, chaired by Representative John Kline, held a hearing to discuss the importance of Head Start and how the committee and ultimately Congress will improve the program for future generations. Earlier this year, Chairman Kline requested input into what issues should be addressed in a reauthorization of the program in a way that has a meaningful impact on the program.  This hearing was the … Read More