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Stories with subject: Early childhood education
  • 3 council members protest against Philly sugary drink tax 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:22 am

    PHILADELPHIA - Three city council members have come out against a sugary drink tax that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wants to use to fund a universal pre-kindergarten program and other initiatives.

  • Family, former students surprise longtime teacher with party 
    Updated: May-05-16 5:05 am

    FORT WAYNE, Indiana - In Sandy Snyder's two preschool classrooms at Messiah Lutheran Preschool, there is a Wall of Fame. On it are decades of photos of former students who have gone on to shine in athletics, law, medicine, education and entertainment.

  • Report suggests revisions to Louisiana's pre-K overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 1:46 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A new report says Louisiana's push to improve pre-K classes would benefit from an expanded rating system and new rules for classroom observations.

  • Dayton revises budget to fund counselors, pre-K facilities 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 2:41 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton has revised his state budget proposal to increase the number school counselors in Minnesota and help schools pay for preschool facilities.

  • Correction: Bevin-Vetoes story 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 11:26 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - In a story April 27 about Gov. Matt Bevin's budget vetoes, The Associated Press erroneously identified the current Commissioner for the Department of Vehicle Regulation and misspelled the former commissioner's name. The new commissioner is John-Mark Hack, whose appointment was announced Wednesday. Rodney Kuhl, now the former commissioner, made his comments to state lawmakers last month.

  • Trial reset for Vegas school bus driver in child sex case 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:41 pm

    LAS VEGAS - Trial has been rescheduled for a 56-year-old former Las Vegas school bus driver charged with sexually assaulting preschool-age children on his route.

  • Rapid City program gives scholarships for preschool 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 12:10 pm

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A Rapid City program is helping give access to preschool programs to children in economic hardship by providing scholarships.

  • Idaho preschooler left on bus ends up at wrong school 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 1:12 pm

    AMMON, Idaho - An Idaho school district is investigating after a preschooler missed his bus stop on his way to school, woke up alone in a bus barn, then made his way to the wrong preschool, where he spent the rest of the day without anyone realizing what had happened.

  • Preschool programs in Sioux Falls undergo expansion 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 12:10 pm

    SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Preschool programs in Sioux Falls are expanding.

  • Richmond's YWCA and Children's Museum start preschool 
    Updated: Apr-15-16 12:41 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - The YWCA of Richmond and the Children's Museum of Richmond are working together to create a mixed-income preschool option called The Sprout School.

  • State Senate, House almost $50M apart on education proposals 
    Updated: Apr-14-16 6:06 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Lawmakers in the state Senate and House are putting the finishing touches on their school spending packages, queuing up a lengthy debate over the cost and just where that money should come from. Education is one of the few issues so far where lawmakers have shown signs of agreement, but there's still a gulf of about $50 million between their proposals.

  • House GOP targets teacher diversity in budget plan 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 6:40 pm

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House want Minnesota's teacher workforce to better reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity makeup of the state's school districts and also increase spending toward early childhood learning and literacy programs.