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Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

February 22-26, 2015 Presidential Candidates Sanders on affordable child care MSNBC How Meaty Are the Presidential Candidates’ Online K-12 Positions? Education Week Op-Ed: Save the Children Action Network Dallas County News National News A growing number of states are turning to an unconventional public/private financing arrangement to help address social problems Associated Press Early Childhood Programs Missing Many … Read More

First Five Years Fund Names Amanda Guarino as Policy Director -

Nation’s leading early childhood advocacy organization hires early childhood education policy expert with in-depth experience WASHINGTON – This week Amanda Guarino begins as Policy Director for the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), the nation’s leading early childhood education advocacy organization. Guarino comes to FFYF after nearly twelve years with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she has played a crucial role in the Administration for Children … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

February 15-19, 2015 Presidential Candidates Ben Carson and Education: Five Facts to Know Before the South Carolina Primary Education Week National News Kindergarten Today: Less Play, More Academics Education Week What Will It Take For Employers To Offer On-Site Day Care? Fast Company New nonprofit aims to push for social mobility, educational equity Washington Post State of the States: Hawaii, N.H., … Read More

Weekly Early Childhood Education News Report -

February 8-12, 2015 Presidential Candidates And Then There Were Nine: What We Know About Every Candidate’s Education Agenda The Seventy Four What Would a Clinton Department of Education Look Like U.S. News & World Report National News The 74 Interview: Arne Duncan Grades Himself — and Sees Failures on Pre-K, Safety, Desegregation The Seventy Four What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren’t Getting) … Read More

President Obama’s FY2017 Budget Prioritizes Early Childhood Development and Education -

With nearly $20 billion allocated for early care and learning, the president’s final budget proposal cements his legacy as champion for America’s youngest learners WASHINGTON – Today the White House released President Obama’s FY2017 budget request to Congress, and it includes a substantial investment in quality early care and education.  The proposal includes roughly $19.5 billion for early childhood programs. This comes on the heels of significant congressional action on … Read More