Although preschool can provide children with a vital foundation for success later in life, only 43 percent of four-year-olds nationwide have access to public preschool. The rate varies widely, with no options available in some rural and low-income areas, sometimes…
By Amna Nawaz, Leah Nagy
A study suggesting the benefits of pre-K may not be long-lasting has sparked debate in Tennessee, where proposals for state-funded, universal programs are an issue in this year's governor's race. What’s behind the finding, and what are the keys to…
By John Yang
Here’s what parents go through when trying to enroll a child in high-quality, affordable preschool.
By Lillian Mongeau, Ryan Alexander-Tanner, John Osborn D’Agostino, The Hechinger Report
Teaching climate change in schools is a hot-button issue in a number of states, including Idaho and New Mexico, where lawmakers have tried to weaken or dismantle science standards crafted by educators and scientists. Amid a climate-change skeptical Trump administration,…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
By Kyle Spencer, The Hechinger Report
A new preschool financing method sparks optimism and controversy in a Utah school district, the first in the nation to be financed by private investors who make a profit if enough at-risk kids succeed.
By William Brangham
Good vision care is a luxury for families who can’t easily afford the time or money spent getting a child’s first pair of glasses. But a new program called Vision for Baltimore called provides eye exams and two pairs of…
By Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report
A small but growing number of nonprofits and for-profit companies are saying they can deliver at least some of the experiences and benefits of high-quality preschool via the internet, and thousands of parents are signing up. But as online early…
A new report by the National Institute for Early Education Research gives public preschool in the U.S. mixed results with some states doing a lot to improve access and quality and other states doing very little.
By Associated Press
Hillary Clinton has spent decades talking about the needs of children and touting the benefits of early education. It's a new subject for Donald Trump.
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