Federal Bill de Blasio, Who's Expanded Pre-K, Sparred on Education, Seeks Presidency
The New York City mayor has pushed universal pre-K, championed a controversial school turnaound program, and picked a schools chief backing a divisive effort to diversify selective high schools.
Early Childhood Kindergarten
While more early-childhood education advocates call for universal pre-K, less than a third of all states even require full-day kindergarten, finds a study by the Education Commission of the States, a nonprofit and nonpartisan group of researchers who track policies related to education.
Early Childhood Minnesota Budget: More for Early Ed., Not Enough for Universal Pre-K
The budget Minnesota lawmakers and Gov. Mark Dayton agreed to after months of haggling contains $95 million in new funding for early-childhood education.
Education Funding New York City Braces for Major Prekindergarten Expansion
A lot is riding on the successful rollout of universal pre-K in New York City, which was a major campaign promise of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Early Childhood Those in Georgia's Universal Pre-K Tested Better Than Unenrolled Peers, Study Says
Four-year-olds who participated in Georgia's universal preschool program tested better than peers who had not taken part in it, a new study says.
Early Childhood Nashville's Universal Pre-K Plan Would Offer English Immersion, Chief Says
Nashville's schools chief cites the need for English-immersion programs for young children as he continues to lobby for free, universal pre-K in that city.
Early Childhood Push for Universal Pre-K Could Lead to Overdiagnosis of ADHD, Health Professionals Argue
With the expansion of universal preschool, a pair of experts warn of a possible overdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in very young children.
Early Childhood Nashville Clears First Hurdle in Universal Pre-K Plan
Nashville's school board agreed to create two pre-K hubs, the first step in a plan to offer universal preschool by 2018, but the deal hinges on budget approval.