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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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12/19 04:22 pm | States That Don't Fund Public Preschool - Part Two | States are paying for preschool programs in most of the rest of the country. But as of 2014, eight states remain holdouts to the general trend.

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The rollout of some $1 billion in new federal money to states, along with private-sector and philanthropic commitments, is welcomed as adding momentum to the push for even bigger investment.
December 22, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
The benefits of bilingual K-12 schooling drive Annalisa Nash Fernandez to go to great lengths for her children.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that the Tools of the Mind program produces bigger effects for kindergartners than it does for younger children.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
To be effective, systems should focus on birth through high school, say Elliot Regenstein and Rio Romero-Jurado.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
Though most states are seeking some of the $250 million in federal aid for expanded preschool, there's been partisan tension in a handful that didn't apply.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
October 21, 2014 - Education Week

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