Nearly half of war-torn Afghanistan's 18,000 schools lack proper buildings and an estimated 3.7 million school-aged children are still out of school, the World Bank says.
By Rahim Faiez, Associated Press
In recent years, the number of licensed in-home child care providers has declined about 20%. According to the Center for American Progress, half the U.S. population lives in areas lacking enough providers, with low-income families and communities of color disproportionately…
By Cat Wise, Kira Wakeam
Toddlers often are unable to understand that the person on the screen is real, relevant and represents an actual adult, one researcher said.
By Jackie Mader, The Hechinger Report
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 Lillian Mongeau, Ryan Alexander-Tanner, John Osborn D’Agostino, The Hechinger Report
Here’s what parents go through when trying to enroll a child in high-quality, affordable preschool.
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
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 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…
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