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Stories with subject: Early childhood education
  • Legislative report touts prekindergarten benefits 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:25 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - Prekindergarten programs deliver a greater return on the taxpayers' investment than state subsidized child care, according to a legislative report.

  • 2 South Fla. museums awarded Kellogg grants 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:35 am
  • MIAMI - Two museums in Miami-Dade County are recipients of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for programs that encourage family engagement in early childhood education.

  • Maine House OKs bill to expand preschool programs 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:34 am
  • AUGUSTA, Maine - The Maine House has given final approval to a bill designed to boost the number of public preschool programs in the state.

  • Udall hosts discussion on child well-being in NM 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:01 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico may be the worst in the nation when it comes to child well-being, but U.S. Sen. Tom Udall on Monday said raising the minimum wage and providing unemployment insurance to those parents who have been without jobs the longest could make an immediate difference in the lives of children.

  • Iowa Senate approves preschool expansion plan 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:03 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - A plan to enroll more 4-year-olds in preschool and incentivize the creation or expansion of programs has won the Iowa Senate's approval.

  • Iowa West Foundation delivers $4.2M in grants 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:01 pm
  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Twenty-two nonprofit groups in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska are benefiting from $4.2 million in grants.

  • $200M prekindergarten plan unveiled in Connecticut 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:19 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - The state would spend $200 million over 10 years to expand statewide prekindergarten programs under an ambitious plan that leaders of the Connecticut legislature announced Wednesday.

  • School funding plan advances in Illinois Senate 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:11 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A proposal to dramatically overhaul the state's school funding formula and allocate more money to poorer districts moved ahead in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday. The regionally divisive issue, however, likely faces a tough road in gaining support from both parties in both chambers.

  • Md. governor signs bill expanding pre-K program 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:28 pm
  • ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state's pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.

  • Business interests question Republican truths 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:05 am
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Business interests are walking the halls of the Texas Capitol calling on lawmakers to rethink some of their past policies, hoping that after the November election they can win some key victories next year.

  • Davis speaks to Texas Associated Press editors 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 6:26 pm
  • SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis told a gathering of Texas journalists Saturday that the state's public education system needs to change and that her Republican opponent represents the status quo.

  • NYC faces huge task to ramp up pre-K by this fall 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 12:48 pm
  • NEW YORK - Now that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has secured the funding for full-day pre-kindergarten, his administration faces the daunting task of hiring teachers and finding enough classrooms to be ready for 53,000 children by this fall and 20,000 more next year.

  • NYC to launch pre-k registration campaign 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:30 pm
  • NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio is unveiling an ad campaign aimed at getting New York City parents to register their children for pre-kindergarten.

  • Manar introduces bill changing school funding 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 8:07 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A group of Democratic lawmakers Wednesday introduced a long-awaited piece of legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997.

  • Ross proposes expanding Arkansas pre-K program 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:19 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross proposed Wednesday expanding Arkansas' prekindergarten program to make it accessible to every 4-year-old in the state, a plan that he says eventually would cost an additional $37.4 million a year.

  • NYC mayor announces 1st wave of new pre-K seats 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:10 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing 4,268 new pre-kindergarten seats for the 2014-2015 school year.

  • Herbert approves private preschool grant plan 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 5:02 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert has approved legislation to use private grants to help cover the cost of preschool programs for at-risk Utah students.

  • White House praises New York's pre-k deal 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:59 pm
  • NEW YORK - The White House is praising New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for establishing universal pre-kindergarten.

  • ACLU claims Hawaii preschool aid unconstitutional 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 2:42 pm
  • HONOLULU - The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii wants a court to order the state to stop providing preschool tuition subsidies for children attending religious institutions.

  • UNL lecture to explore early childhood survival 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 5:07 am
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - "The Role of Water and Food Security in Early Childhood Survival and Development: A Global Perspective" is the title of an upcoming Heuermann (HYU'-ur-man) Lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

  • Children's commission recommends pre-K expansion 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:34 am
  • NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth is recommending the state expand its pre-K and home visitation programs to help youth be more successful in school and life.

  • Abbott shifts Texas governor's race to education 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:32 pm
  • WESLACO, Texas - Republican Greg Abbott has tried to shift the Texas governor's race back to education - but not over classroom spending cuts.

  • NYC mayor excited about pre-K funding in budget 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 4:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's excited about the $340 million for pre-kindergarten programs in the proposed state budget.

  • NY budget has $1.5B for pre-K over 5 years 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 2:39 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - The state budget for the fiscal year that starts Tuesday contains an estimated 5 percent increase in state funding for public schools, including $340 million for universal pre-kindergarten.

  • Pence signs Indiana preschool, road money bills 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:44 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence spent Thursday touting two of his top priorities -- new money for preschools and roads -- at ceremonial bill signings across the state.