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
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 Kyle Spencer, The Hechinger Report
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 William Brangham
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…
By Victoria Pasquantonio
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.
By Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
An election of Hillary Clinton could mark the first time a U.S. president's signature issue is early childhood education.
By PBS NewsHour
Science tells us that critical brain development in children begins well before kindergarten, so their care and education prior to starting school matter. But the very foundation of effective early education -- child care providers -- often struggle to earn…
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