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 MOREREAD MORE
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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:READ MORE
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 […]READ MORE
Education Week Investors are paying for prekindergarten with the hope that high-quality early education will reduce special education costs later. Eight government organizations will receive a share of $3 million from the U.S. Department of Education to study how private money can be used to expand public preschool in their communities. READ MOREREAD MORE
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 […]READ MORE