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DeVos calls for an end to ‘one size fits all’ education

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Betsy DeVos vigorously defended her work steering taxpayer dollars from traditional public schools at her confirmation hearing to be education secretary on Tuesday, arguing that it was time to move away from a “one size fits all” system and toward newer models from preschool to college. READ MORE

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Early education advocates raise concerns about governor’s budget

ED SOURCE To the dismay of early education advocates, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing to change the plan outlined in the current budget and defer funding for more full-day state preschool slots until the 2018-19 fiscal year. In his proposed 2017-18 budget announced last week, Brown said the state needs to take a fiscally conservative […]

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New Report Shows Increased Need for Federal Investments in Early Learning

HOMEROOM: The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education A “too many programs” argument has been frequently cited as evidence of government waste, overlap, and duplication and a reason not to provide any new investments to support our youngest children achieve success in school. However, a recent analysis of federal programs conducted by the […]

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A Former Education Secretary’s Advice For Betsy DeVos

NPR Since he began running for president, Donald Trump has been talking about a smaller federal role in education. The confirmation hearings begin Tuesday for the person he has nominated to carry out his vision, Betsy DeVos. In her home state of Michigan, DeVos has been a powerful advocate of school choice and a larger […]

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Obama’s Early Childhood Education Legacy

U.S. News & World Report Next week, President Barack Obama will end his term as our nation’s 44th president. This has inspired much reflection on his legacy in recent months – as well as questions about what elements of that legacy will endure. There’s been relatively little attention to the administration’s legacy on early childhood […]

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