Month: December 2015

2015: Another momentous year for early childhood education -

After much hard work, early childhood education once again ended the year on a high note. Governors from red and blue states alike invested more in early childhood education. Businesses and philanthropies implemented the public/private commitments made through Invest In US. An overwhelming majority of the voting public ranked early childhood development as one of the most important federal issues. Early childhood education was finally made a part of education … Read More

Senior Administration Officials Commemorate 1-Year Anniversary of White House Summit on Early Childhood Education -

Yesterday at Powell Bilingual Elementary School in Northwest D.C., senior administration officials celebrated the first anniversary of the ‪#‎InvestInUS‬ campaign – launched at the White House Summit on Early Childhood Education in December 2014. Thank you to our wonderful speakers: Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama; John King, Senior Advisor Delegated Duties of Deputy Secretary of Education; Roberto Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education; Brian Pick, … Read More

Congress Invests Nearly $1 Billion in New Money for Early Care and Learning in Appropriations Bill -

Early yesterday, Congress posted the fiscal year 2016 (FY16) Omnibus spending bill and a Tax Extender bill that both significantly invest in early childhood. 76% of voters across all parties support increasing federal investment to help states provide more access to high-quality early childhood programs for low- and moderate-income families. While voting preferences diverge on many issues facing our present day, investing in early childhood continues to be an … Read More

See How Early Childhood Education Came Out a Big Winner in ESSA -

Yesterday President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which passed the House and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.  And included in the law, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, are several provisions supporting quality early childhood education! States and communities across the country have made early learning a top priority in recent years. Governors from red and blue states alike recognize that a child’s … Read More

HISTORIC: ESSA Helps States Improve and Expand Early Childhood Education Programs -

The nation’s largest education law will also now include a $250 million Preschool Development Grant program  WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Senate passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the first time since 2001.  The measure, which passed the U.S. House last week 359-64 and now heads to President Obama’s desk for signature, includes historic support to states … Read More