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Jennifer Calvert, director of the ABC Pre-School & Nursery Inc. in Aberdeen, Miss., helps a student build a pattern during a morning activity earlier this year. Educators say early education is critical to fix Mississippi’s education deficiencies.
—Jackie Mader/Hechinger Report

Miss. Loses Out on Federal Pre-K Grant—Again

Last week, Mississippi was passed over for a federal preschool grant that would have tripled the number of children enrolled in early-education classes in four years, according to the state’s application. (December 18, 2014)

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01/28 11:31 am | Bill Would Make Kindergarten Mandatory in Mississippi | If a measure currently before the state's legislature passes, Mississippi will become the 16th state to require that children attend kindergarten.

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The president calls for two free years of community college and child-care aid, but ESEA goes unmentioned.
January 27, 2015 - Education Week
Pediatricians join the Too Small to Fail campaign's push to encourage parents to talk, read, and sing to their infants and toddlers as a key precursor to literacy.
January 20, 2015 - Education Week
Private day-care operations can tap into extensive federal early-learning money, in exchange for meeting strict Head Start standards.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
Educational technology in the classrooms of young children is here to stay. Now, the challenge is making sure it is used appropriately. Belmont Hills Elementary School in Pennsylvania uses technology in the classroom.
January 7, 2015 - Education Week
While it's easy to see how a low-flying jet can impede student learning, quieter classroom sounds can also be disruptive.
January 6, 2015 - Education Week
Three-fourths of the nation's kindergartners attend full-day programs.
January 5, 2015 - Education Week
One-third of the 4.3 million 3- and 4-year-olds who are not enrolled in school across the nation live in four large states.
January 5, 2015 - Education Week
Federal, state, and local programs provide support for early-childhood education, ranging from sweeping initiatives that deal with readiness and whole-family issues to targeted school-based efforts.
January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
In an unusual funding approach, the Granite school district is betting that pre-K programs will save money by keeping capable, but disadvantaged, students from needing special education services later on.
January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts
Education and business leaders concluded that a universal, full-day early-education program will provide a valuable return for the community.
January 2, 2015 - Quality Counts

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