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New program to help aspiring early educators focus on high-needs students

Ed Source LAUP launched a new certificate program this month for aspiring early education teachers and others who work with preschoolers that is focused on helping children with disabilities and emotional and behavior challenges. The LAUP Research and Evaluation division found, after five years of surveying early educators in Los Angeles County about professional development needs, […]

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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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