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2008: Standing with graduating student Aleatha Williams, right, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., center, watches the graduating class of Pelham Preparatory Academy in New York City march to their seats during their commencement ceremony.
—Tina Findeberg/AP-File

Hillary Clinton's K-12 Record Could Be Campaign Fodder

Decades of policy work could offer rivals plenty to critique should the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state make a run for the White House in 2016. (March 3, 2015)

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08/27 12:36 pm | Homeless Kids Get Taste of 'Normal' at Massachusetts Preschool Just For Them | Playing, learning, trips to the park and twice a month field trips make up a typical day at a program funded by grants from the Cummings Foundation and the local United Way.

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The deal sending the show to HBO reflects a world with vastly more programming for children on more channels than when "Sesame Street" first launched.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Some education programs could be on the hot seat as members of Congress scramble to act before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
Preschools are ramping up math education, in response to brain research that shows educators may be underestimating how much math young children can do.
August 10, 2015 - AP
Many state legislatures notched incremental steps in expanding the scope and budgets for publicly funded early-care and -education programs.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
Early-education advocates welcome the idea of a longer day and year for Head Start operations, but wonder if there will be federal funding to match.
June 29, 2015 - Education Week
Districts across the state are grappling with effects of the drought, but especially in the Central Valley, where dry wells, dust days, and declining enrollment are hitting hard.
June 8, 2015 - Education Week
New papers rehash debates around whether the common-core reading standards represent—or discourage—"developmentally appropriate" teaching practice for young children.
June 5, 2015 - Education Week
Even within the STEM disciplines, students struggle to apply math concepts in other subjects, according to researchers.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
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