On the ground floor of Russell Elementary School in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston one February morning, three teachers supervised 20 students in what is considered one of the best free, public preschool programs in the country.
Children in Oklahoma don't wait for kindergarten to begin public education; there's preschool for anyone who wants it. While costly, the government program has been hailed for the long-term benefits and has become a national model. Special correspondent Cat Wise…
By Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
Oklahomans trend conservative, yet they’ve embraced free, universal early education.
How important is early childhood education? Could its impact last into adulthood? Can kids without access to quality preschool catch up? Join us for a Twitter chat at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Want your child to go to a state-funded pre-K program? Choose your home state wisely. A new report to be released Tuesday finds wide disparities in the number of spots available for publicly funded preschool programs. A whopping…
Around the country, 30 governors are proposing the expansion of preschool programs in their states. But what makes a pre-K program sufficiently educational? And how will the U.S. pay for these programs? Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters examines…
Education programs will receive large funding boosts as part of the new bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
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