Early Education Clips for Week of December 8 – 12
Here’s a sampling of early childhood education in the news this week:
President Launches “Invest in Us,” Announces Over $1 Billion in Early Childhood Investments On the White House Summit on Early Education Wednesday, President Obama called on business leaders, philanthropists, advocates, elected officials and members of the public to invest in the expansion of early childhood opportunities for children through Invest in Us, a campaign launched with FFYF and our philanthropic partners. At the summit, commitments totaling more than $333 million from corporations, foundations and individuals were announced along with more than $750 million in federal funding through Preschool Development Grants and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships.
Obama Announces $1 Billion for Early Childhood Education – Associated Press/ABC News
White House Promotes Public-Private Plan to Pump $1 Billion into Preschool – Washington Post
A Challenge to Invest in Children: Column – USA Today
“Invest in Us” and Our Parents, Too – New York Times Motherlode
In White House Twitter Chat, Shakira Pushes for Higher Funding for Early Education – Fox News Latino
White House Makes the Case for Early Childhood Education with Star-Studded PSAs – Buzzfeed News
Eighteen States Win $250 Million in Preschool Development Grants – Education Week
FROM THE STATES
ALABAMA: Alabama Awarded $17.5 Million in Federal Preschool Grants Read More.
ARIZONA: State Receives Federal Preschool Development Grant Read More.
ARKANSAS: State Awarded Nearly $15 Million for Preschool Read More.
LOUISIANA: $32 Million in Federal Preschool Funding for Louisiana Read More.
CONNECTICUT: State Wins $12.5 Million Federal Preschool Grant Read More.
GEORGIA: Georgia Awarded Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grant Read More.
HAWAII: $2 Million Federal Preschool Grant Awarded to Hawaii Read More.
MAINE: Maine to Receive $3.5 Million for Preschool Read More.
MASSACHUSETTS: State Receives $15 Million Federal Preschool Grant Read More.
MONTANA: Montana Awarded $10 Million for Preschool Development Read More.
NEW YORK: New York to Receive Nearly $25 Million in Federal Funds for Preschool Expansion Read More.
RHODE ISLAND: State Wins $2.3 Million for Early Childhood Education Read More.
TENNESSEE: Tennessee Receives Federal Preschool Development Grant Read More.
VERMONT: State Awarded $33 Million for Early Childhood Education Read More.
MARYLAND: $15 Million to Expand Preschool Programs Awarded to State Read More.
NEVADA: State Awarded $6.4 Million for Preschool Development Read More.
VIRGINA: Virginia Wins $17.5 Million to Expand Preschool Read More.
ILLINOIS: State Receives $80 Million Federal Preschool Grant Read More.
NEW JERSEY: New Jersey Awarded $17.4 Million Preschool Grant Read More.