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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan addresses the education and workforce committee session of the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington. From left are Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat, and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican.
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Most states have made incremental progress in enrolling more 3- and 4-year-olds in preschool education programs, but wide racial and socioeconomic gaps remain, according to the latest Kids Count analysis by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.
July 23, 2014 - Education Week
K-12 policymakers could learn from the pre-K field, where educators serve families as well as children and many states offer incentives for teacher preparation, says Joan Wasser Gish.
July 18, 2014 - Education Week
Flush with new state money for 45,000 preschool spots in public schools and community-based centers, New York City is pushing to make sure families know all their options.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
H. Richard Milner's search for a high-quality, diverse preschool for his daughters revealed early-education inequities.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
Making kindergarten intellectually stimulating does not preclude making it fun and play-based as well, write Daphna Bassok, Amy Claessens, and Mimi Engel.
June 3, 2014 - Education Week
The Senate education committee on a sharply partisan vote, approves a measure that would expand preschool to more low- and moderate-income 4-year-olds.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
An annual report on the status of state preschool programs found that spending rose while enrollment dipped slightly in 2012-13, but high-profile expansions are underway.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
May 19, 2014 - Education Week
The annual "State of Preschool Yearbook" says the enrollment decline wasn't enough to affect the overall percentage of children served in publicly funded programs.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
April 15, 2014 - Education Week

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