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Money for early education disappears in Brown’s budget proposal

89.3 KPCC Preschoolers from low-income families waiting for a preschool seat may not get it in 2017 if Governor Jerry Brown’s austere budget proposal passes. Released Tuesday, the governor’s budget zeros out about $226 million that was slated for early childhood expansion as promised in the 2016 state budget. READ MORE

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Choosing A Preschool

CBS 2 It’s prime time for preschool enrollment. Jill Simonian, Parenting Lifestyle Contributor, shares on CBS Los Angeles about choosing the right preschool. LAUP’s play-based vs academic-based infographic is referenced as a guiding resource. Watch the full clip for more information:  

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Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education

The Atlantic The U.S. Department of Education is not the only office with power over student-related policy. The Administration for Children and Families wields significant control over early-childhood-development policy and is housed under the Department of Health and Human Services. If the Senate confirms him as secretary, Tom Price will have influence over funding for Head […]

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‘Schools Can Save Lives’: An Exit Interview with the US Education Secretary

89.3 KPCC “I’m optimistic that, as a country, there is a realization that the success of our public education system is so central to our long-term future that we cannot afford to slide backwards. We achieved a high school graduation rate of 83 percent because we’ve seen significant reductions in the dropout rates for African-American […]

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