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Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

September 11-15, 2017 FFYF in the News Commentary: The future rests with Utah’s youngest residents — so expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit The Salt Lake Tribune U.S. Trails Other Industrialized Nations When It Comes to Preschool, Study Finds Education Week National News America is slowly sucking the life out of education—starting with its … Read More

Early Childhood Programs Receive Continued Federal Support in FY18 from Senate Appropriations Committee -

The First Five Years Fund (FFYF) released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. Notably, the spending proposals passed by the full Senate Appropriations Committee held steady or increased FY18 funding for several critical early childhood programs: “At a time of great fiscal challenges in Congress, the Senate Appropriations Committee’s vote … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

August 21-25, 2017 FFYF in the News Kris Perry: Early childhood education wise investment The Columbus Dispatch National News Home Visits Help Parents Overcome Tough Histories, Raise Healthy Children NPR Full-Day Kindergarten Students Do Better Than Half-Day Students, Analysis Finds Education Week Live in a Poor Neighborhood? Better Be a Perfect … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

August 14-18, 2017 National News Partisan Path for Tax Reform by Senate Republicans Faces Hurdles Morning Consult Pediatricians Urged to Get Involved With Early-Childhood Education Education Week Rubio hosting events to build support for child tax credit proposal The Hill Obama Education Appointees: Where Are They Now? Education Week The High-Speed Preschool Experiment The Atlantic … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

August 7-11, 2017 National News Tax writers see peril in Trump’s Obamacare persistence POLITICO The bipartisan case for reauthorizing home visiting program The Hill Preschool Class Size—Within Reason—Doesn’t Matter, Study Finds Education Week The ugliest cost of cutting help to the poor The Huffington Post Low … Read More