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February 8, 2019
Rise & Shine: The debate over how to spend millions of new dollars for Michigan’s youngest children
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your…
February 7, 2019
Universal pre-K for Detroit? Affordable child care? How Michigan could spend new federal funds
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan quickly identified that money as a way to pay for the universal pre-K system he envisions for Detroit but other advocates say the money should be used to help parents afford child care so they can work or go to school.
city hall watch
February 6, 2019
Why Rahm Emanuel’s rollout of universal pre-K has Chicago preschool providers worried
Rahm Emanuel’s big-budget, top-down expansion of public preschool has provoked high anxiety among community providers.
January 16, 2019
State school board asks new Illinois governor to quintuple early childhood spending
The state board of education is putting Illinois’ new governor to the test with a $2.4 billion-plus request to fund a universal preschool system for 3- and 4-year-olds.
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.
October 8, 2018
As governor, Bill Schuette would consider ‘all options’ for struggling schools, including closings
Schuette stopped short of saying that he would actively close schools down but he has supported school closings in the past.
October 2, 2018
What the candidates for governor said about education during the debate
Education was front and center in the debate Tuesday night between Williamson County businessman Bill Lee and former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.
August 13, 2018
Three out of four Illinois kids aren’t ready for kindergarten. Why that’s a problem.
Only 16 percent of low-income students demonstrated kindergarten readiness in Illinois. The three core benchmarks are social emotional learning, literacy, and math.
Asked and answered
August 9, 2018
Longtime advocate (and current First Lady) Diana Rauner sizes up the challenges ahead for early education in Illinois
Fluent in the languages of developmental psychology (her Ph.D., from the University of Chicago) and finance (her MBA, from Stanford University), Illinois First…
August 2, 2018
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is on a high-speed timeline for his universal pre-K rollout
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has clearly articulated his vision for a free, universal prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds in Chicago, staging events throughout the…
November 7, 2017
Beyond pre-K: Here’s what you need to know about de Blasio’s education record this election day
De Blasio's success with universal pre-K has allowed him to sidestep contentious issues during the campaign: charter schools, school segregation and the Renewal program.
September 11, 2017
New York City wants to know: How effective is its training for pre-K teachers?
The NYU study will use measures of student behavior and third-grade test scores to track the impact of the city’s different teacher training programs.
(Very) early education
August 15, 2017
Bank Street heads to East New York to help child care providers play to their strengths
The Guttman Center wants to help child care providers solve problems and improve their care.
3-K for All
July 27, 2017
New York City has sent its first offer letters for 3-K for All. Here’s a look at the new pre-K initiative by the numbers.
Today was a milestone in New York City’s effort to make free, full-day pre-K available to 3-year-olds: The first round of offer letters went out…
June 12, 2017
Success Academy CEO Eva Moskowitz is having a very good week
New York City’s largest school charter network, Success Academy, has won the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools.
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