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Mya, left, and Mia Johnson, 4, practice a cheer with teaching assistant Krystal Garcia at Pre-K 4 SA's Southside location in San Antonio.
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San Antonio's $248 million program for preschoolers from poor and working-class families is off to a mostly smooth start, even as administrators do some fine-tuning. (October 1, 2013)

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04/21 02:54 pm | Poll: California Voters Support Prekindergarten Expansion | Democratic state lawmakers have championed the plan, but Gov. Jerry Brown has warned against starting new programs with the state's current budget surplus.

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April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
April 7, 2014 - Education Week
New data showing thousands of preschool suspensions have researchers and policymakers asking tough questions about pre-K discipline, and highlighting programs that help keep challenging children in school.
March 31, 2014 - Education Week
State officials say better data on the youngest children will help educators gauge their academic needs, but some raise privacy concerns with sharing such information more broadly.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
Districts and states would get federal incentive grants to help bridge the achievement gap between poor and minority students and their more advantaged peers under a federal budget plan that faces an uphill climb on Capitol Hill.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
Early-childhood education is an area ripe for gubernatorial leadership, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told members of the National Governors Association.
March 4, 2014 - Education Week
Facing dropping student enrollments, a superintendent and a teachers' union leader collaborated to open up more preschool seats and keep their struggling district viable.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Only Pennsylvania fully links up data between five major early-childhood programs and its own K-12 data system, a new survey finds.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
Competition from free, public preschool programs can siphon off clients from private early-education providers and potentially limit options in some communities.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The practice of assigning teachers to subject-specific classes, long a staple of middle and high schools, is gaining ground at the elementary level.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week

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