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Early Childhood Education
a day in lansing
January 22, 2019
More ABCs, fewer sacrifices: These Detroit parents know how Michigan lawmakers can improve early childhood education.
As advocates gear up for a fight over Michigan's budget for early childhood education, parents visited the state capital to make their case.
January 16, 2019
Testing, vouchers, and pre-K: Tennessee legislature’s new ed leader weighs in
A Q&A with Rep. Mark White, the new chairman of Tennessee's powerful House Education Committee
Chicago mayor's race
January 16, 2019
In Chicago, mayoral hopeful Lori Lightfoot’s education plan: 4 big ideas
She’s not considered a frontrunner. But Lightfoot's ideas provide fodder for discussion of some critical education issues that have taken a back seat in the race.
January 15, 2019
Even after a court victory, few charter schools are expected to join New York City’s pre-K push
When visitors come to The Renaissance Charter School in Queens, Principal Stacey Gauthier often insists they stop by the pre-K classroom.
January 10, 2019
One answer to Illinois’ dire preschool teacher shortage: men
In Illinois, women predominantly make up the early education workforce, with men counting for fewer than 2 percent of licensed teachers.
January 4, 2019
Amid questions over new transit program, de Blasio downplays challenges of rolling out universal pre-K
De Blasio appeared to downplay universal pre-K as he faced questions about why the rollout of a new low-income transit program won’t be immediately accessible to every low-income New Yorker.
January 3, 2019
Questions loom as education department prepares to put itself in charge of early childhood programs
The New York City education department is gearing up for a high-stakes takeover of publicly funded early childhood programs, and care providers have…
December 14, 2018
Head of Denver Preschool Program resigning after more than five years
During Jennifer Landrum's tenure, Denver voters increased the sales tax that supports the program, which provides preschool tuition subsidies.
December 4, 2018
New early learning initiative brings Sesame Street lessons into Memphis classrooms
Dozens of grown-ups crowded into a meeting room Tuesday at an early childhood center in Memphis to celebrate a new partner in educating the city’s…
November 28, 2018
The difference a year makes: As New York City expands pre-K for 3-year-olds, schools adapt
With a classroom full of squirming 3-year-olds, Kristal Torres at P.S. 277 in the Bronx keeps morning routines short. On a recent fall…
education power players
November 27, 2018
Signaling a city-state thaw, Pritzker names Chicago schools chief to transition team
Pritzker’s appointment of Chicago schools chief Janice Jackson to his education team sets a more collegial tone in the relationship between Chicago and Springfield.
cradle to college
November 26, 2018
New York City aims for diversity, easier enrollment as education department moves to oversee programs starting in infancy
New York City is moving closer toward an overhaul of its early child care system that will put the education department in charge…
We'll come to you
November 12, 2018
They started as an experiment in rural areas. Now, mobile preschools are rolling into metro Denver.
Advocates say mobile preschools represent a valuable school readiness initiative for young children cut off from traditional early education experiences.
Testing the Candidates
November 1, 2018
Care about education? A Chalkbeat voter guide to the Illinois governor’s race
Between the candidates’ barbs, and the back-and-forth over tax breaks and toilets, the candidates for Illinois governor have occasionally been spotted talking real…
the starting line
October 29, 2018
Chalkbeat’s launching a newsletter all about early childhood. Sign up here.
As the Chalkbeat team has grown, so has early childhood coverage. Now, we’re making a bigger investment in the topic with a monthly newsletter called The Starting Line.
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