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Full Day Kindergarten

Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy and elected leaders and other key stakeholders.

Washington State Is Still Not Giving Enough Money To Public Schools

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision Thursday holding the Legislature in contempt for its lack of progress on fixing the wa...

States Take Steps For Full-Day Kindergarten

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. In the not too distant past, kindergarten was a place where childr...

Turnaround 2.0: Solutions in Pre-K to Third Grade to Help Failing Schools

Laura Bornfreund | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education
Laura Bornfreund

When education policymakers discuss how to improve low-performing schools, options such as adding pre-K, expanding the kindergarten day or focusing on instruction in the early grades are often left out of the conversation.

Speaking Up for and Demanding Full-Day Kindergarten

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

Public education in America is built on the foundation of equal opportunity for all children. But while most Americans think of all children as having access to a robust K-12 education system, in many places full-day kindergarten is a huge missing half step in the early learning continuum.