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National Institute for Early Education Research

Making Strides for Preschool

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

New York City received a lot of attention recently with a bold promise made to some of its youngest residents: Mayor Bill de Blasio ran on a campaign to fund full-day public preschool for all New York City children through a modest increased income tax on residents making more than $500,000 a year. Although Mayor de Blasio's tax proposal was not approved by the state legislature or supported by New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo, the legislature did approve statewide funding for pre-K that included a $300 million increase for New York City's preschool program. New York City is moving forward for children -- and it isn't the only major city and school district making strides towards providing high-quality public preschool programs to as many children as possible. Several large districts that have been doing this for a while are already seeing strong results.

Report Finds Big Drop In Funding For Preschool

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than the...

Joy Resmovits

'State Of Emergency' For Programs For Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

States are drastically underfunding programs for their youngest learners now more than ever, according to a report released Monday, even as researcher...

A Matter of Basic Fairness and Opportunity

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.05.2013 | Parents
Bruce Lesley

A 21st century education system must be built on the solid foundation provided by high-quality early childhood education for every child.

9 States Win Race To The Top Early Learning Grant

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Nine states won a collective $500 million Friday from the federal government to help make pre-K and other early learning programs m...

Bottom Line: Let's Truly Invest in Children

Danielle Ewen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Danielle Ewen

What the public rarely hears is that high-quality programs do help young children succeed by building the real skills needed to thrive in school and society.