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 […]READ MORE
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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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
California Head Start Association There seems to be agreement across the field that the Federal landscape is uncertain, and caution in the face of decreasing state revenue seems prudent. Yet: There is tremendous unmet need – thousands of children in poverty don’t have access to quality care. Current funding levels are still below pre-recession levels. […]READ MORE