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These Cities Want The Country To Focus More On Access To Preschool

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

In 2013, the year before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, there were about 20,000 free, full-day pre-K seats available to children. Thr...

At This Rate, It Will Be A Long Time Before Every Child Gets Access To Preschool

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

Slowly but steadily, states are making progress in the number of students they serve in high-quality, state-funded pre-kindergarten programs. However,...

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Disagree On Taxing Soda

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.23.2016 | Politics

There's a new policy disagreement brewing between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hillary Clinton: a soda tax. Clinton said on Wednesday that she sup...

The Policy That Could All But Eliminate Achievement Gaps Between Rich And Poor Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics

The odds are stacked against low-income, black and Hispanic children before they even start school. Low-income children enter kindergarten 13 months b...

We're Doing Preschool All Wrong, Says New Book

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.11.2016 | Parents

Disappearing are the days when preschools were havens for free play and make believe. They're now factories for rote memorization and dry instruction,...

How Hillary Clinton Inspired a Foster Youth to Become a Lawyer

Rep. Karen Bass | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Rep. Karen Bass

As the Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth, I have time and again seen the power of positive mentorship. With encouragement and opportunity, many of the roughly 424,000 children in America's foster system go on to lead successful lives.

Pre-School Teachers Should Be Paid Much, Much, More

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Preschool is important. But those tasked with educating the nation's littlest learners are not well-compensated for their efforts. A new report out f...

States Agree On The Need For Preschool, But Disagree On The Definition

stateline | Sophie Quinton | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

The 13 Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education:
A Teacher's Perspective

Vicki Palmer | Posted 08.05.2016 | Parents
Vicki Palmer

When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future.

The Global Search for Education: From Shanghai

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In PISA 2009, we found that Chinese students don't like rote learning in math. Most teachers don't believe in rote learning and encourage students to...

Rebecca Klein

5 Things You Should Know About Head Start On The Program's 50th Anniversary

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Johnson announced the creation of Head Start, a program designed to provide early childhood education serv...

Rebecca Klein

The Number Of Kids In State-Funded Preschool Is Increasing, But Barely

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

The number of children enrolled in state-funded preschool programs increased modestly during the 2013-14 school year, even as states still struggle to...

Rebecca Klein

The White House Wants You To Know That Preschool Is Really Good For The Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

A new report from the White House Council of Economic Advisers makes the case that investing in preschool education is absolutely worth it. The re...

Here's Where Child Care Is The Least Affordable Around America

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents

To the surprise of no one, child care remains massively expensive and is putting a huge strain on the bank accounts of families around America. On...

A Tax System That Works for Donald Trump (and Nobody Else)

Duncan Hosie | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives claim Mayor de Blasio wants to redistribute income. Yet unregulated market forces are already redistributing income in New York, as wealth trickles up from the middle and working class to the rich.

These Are The States Where Kids Have The Best Opportunities In Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents

While more students are graduating from high school and college, the number of young students enrolled in preschool in recent years has stagnated. ...

Rebecca Klein

Study Says NYC Preschool Expansion Favors Wealthy Residents

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

New York City's new, much-touted universal pre-K program favors the city's wealthier residents, according to a new study released Wednesday by Califor...

Most Latino Children Don't Attend Preschool In This State

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 09.05.2014 | Latino Voices

How to break the vicious cycle of poverty and academic failure is one of the most troublesome questions of our time, but this much we know: High-quali...

The Promise -- and Challenges -- Of Universal Pre-K

Tom Allon | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Tom Allon

The mere existence of universal pre-k in New York is a giant step in the right direction. Amidst the hue and cry over dismal state test scores for third and eighth graders, we now have a new grade being established which can only be positive. But along with great opportunity comes great responsibility.

Why The Most Vulnerable Children Absolutely Need Preschool

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th KIDS COUNT Data Book, which has been providing the public with an annual glimpse into the well bein...

Free Preschool Bill Advances In California

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

By Jennifer Chaussee SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 29 (Reuters) - A bill to offer free preschool to 4-year-olds from low-income California f...

Financial Literacy for the Entire Family -- Money Skills for Toddlers and Teens

Beth Kobliner | Posted 06.16.2014 | Money
Beth Kobliner

No matter where, or how, our children are getting their financial education, here's something that I know for sure: Parents are hungry to teach their kids the basics of personal finance.

California Democrats Fight For $1.5 Billion Education Plan

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 9 (Reuters) - A proposal to offer free preschool to all California 4-year-olds faces its...

Do Right by Our Children: Enact Universal Pre-K

William Lynch III | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

If we are to remain the Greatest City in the World -- great for New Yorkers rich and poor alike -- we must develop a next generation prepared to take the reins. One tool to help alleviate poverty and nurture our young people is universal pre-k.

While Politicians Embrace Preschool, They Can't Find Ways To Fund It

stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. From Seattle to New York, elected officials are calling for more c...