SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico tapped an official with the District of Columbia on Wednesday to lead the state's new Early Childhood Education Department in an effort to improve wellbeing among...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's governor has unveiled a website that aims to provide parents with resources on early childhood education and development.
HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court documents say an early childhood education aide in Delaware already charged with sexually assaulting two girls has been accused in two more cases.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Calling for smaller class sizes and fewer standardized tests, Democrat Andy Beshear offered a public education plan Wednesday that he said sets him apart from his opponent in...
The Colorado Springs Gazette, Sept. 9, on solving the student loan debt problem:
Today's Perspective feature, in The Gazette's recently expanded Sunday editorial section, grapples with the...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch...
PERKINSTON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is expanding its flagship Perkinston campus.
WLOX-TV reports the college is building a new four-lane access road that will...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say drivers have been following and harassing buses transporting the children of seasonal and migrant farmworkers for early childhood education programs in...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's Head Start early childhood education program is preparing to close pre-K classrooms and cut jobs after budget vetoes, officials said.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois school district is getting a $2.5 million federal grant to pay for early education programs for low-income families.
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HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) — An early childhood education aide charged in Delaware with sexually assaulting two girls had previously been accused of acting inappropriately with a 5-year-old...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has replaced two members of the State Investment Council that oversees state trusts worth $23 billion.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana state senators crafted a $30 billion operating budget for next year that would boost college spending, give school teachers a pay raise and provide new dollars...
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the country should be making more investments in child care and early education.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is urging lawmakers to add more money for early childhood education to next year's budget after receiving criticism for shortchanging the programs....
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning to visit Massachusetts to talk about child care.
The California Democrat will join members of the state's all-Democratic...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington, D.C., preschool accused of ignoring signs that a teacher was sexually abusing children has put one of its leaders on leave.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Education says the state faces teacher shortages in nearly 15 subjects including exceptional needs and STEM subjects (science, technology,...
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts will receive $61 million in federal funding to support local AmeriCorps programs.
Members of the state's congressional delegation announced the grants this week,...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Now that Louisiana's governor and legislative leaders have settled on updated state income projections, the haggling begins over how to spend the newly available...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City council members have advanced in the city's mayoral race, while voters also rejected a sales tax to fund early childhood...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City voters are headed to the polls to narrow down the large field of mayoral candidates and decide the fate of a sales tax to fund early childhood...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A proposal to expand early childhood education across Kansas City is receiving pushback from some school and nonprofit leaders who say increasing the sales tax to fund the...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Liberal House freshmen came into this legislative session motivated with election victory momentum thanks to Democrats being swept into office across the state.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will create a new state agency to oversee early childhood education programs under a bill signed by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A radio ad criticizing Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has been removed from some stations statewide after his campaign complained it had false...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is urging state legislators to devote a share of state trust funds to early childhood education.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to increase spending on early childhood education from a multibillion-dollar state trust stalled Monday in the state Senate and appeared unlikely to advance this...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on public education initiatives in the New Mexico Legislature (all times local):
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham wants to keep the...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House of Representatives is poised to vote on a proposal to divert additional money toward early childhood education from a multibillion-dollar state trust fund.
Debate began Friday evening on the House floor about a proposed constitutional amendment that would increase annual distributions from the state's $17 billion Land Grant Permanent Fund.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday that if he's elected governor, he wants the state to expand Medicaid, put more money into early childhood education and reduce taxes on groceries.
"The working people have been kicked to the curb. They're not in the back rooms when the deals are made at the Legislature," Hood said Monday at a public affairs forum in Jackson.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly has signed an executive order creating an advisory group that aims to improve education in Kansas.
The governor told reporters Thursday that educating children is one of the most important obligations of elected leaders and one of the best economic and civic investments to make in Kansas.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top school board is spending $700,000 on seven pilot projects aimed at improving access to early childhood education.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education agreed Wednesday to steer the dollars to school systems in Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rapides and Washington parishes. Money also will go to the New Orleans Early Education Network and St. Mary Parish Community Action Agency.
HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige laid out on Tuesday what he called a road map for creating universal public preschool in Hawaii over several decades.
The second-term governor introduced his idea during his State of the State address at the Capitol.
The central part of the plan is to offer pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at elementary schools instead of the current kindergarten through grade six. Grade six would become part of middle schools.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Democratic elected leader in North Carolina's largest county is running to try to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in 2020.
Mecklenburg County Commissioner Trevor Fuller announced his candidacy Tuesday in Charlotte, with about two dozen supporters in attendance.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators say the state is receiving more than $1 million from the federal government to boost preschools and early education programs in the state.
Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money is coming to the Maine Department of Education from the Every Student Succeeds Act's Preschool Development Grant program.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is receiving a nearly $8 million grant to improve early childhood education.
Most of the preschool development grant is coming from the federal government. The Advocate reports $800,000 will be paid by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the inauguration of a newly elected Democratic governor in New Mexico (all times local):
Newly inaugurated New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is urging greater state spending on education, higher pay for low-income workers and a shift toward renewable energy production in here first public speech as governor.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators are considering the creation of a new state agency to oversee early childhood education and other services for preschool-aged children.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two new programs — one made possible by a federal grant and the other from gifts from the Lincoln Community Foundation — will expand childcare in Lincoln, especially to low-income families.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More of Louisiana's publicly funded early childhood education programs provided care and instruction last school year that promotes kindergarten readiness, state education officials said Thursday as they rolled out the latest data aimed at demonstrating how well schools and pre-school programs are preparing children for their next level of education.
They said 77 percent of the programs provided such care, a 7 percentage point increase over the previous year.
DETROIT (AP) — Plans for a so-called cradle-to-career campus at Marygrove College in Detroit as part of an effort to create a hub for urban education are getting $50 million boost from The Kresge Foundation.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Mayor Sly James says he will postpone plans to put a sales tax increase for expanding early childhood education on the November ballot.
James said Friday that he would instead push for the proposal for a three-eighths-cent sales tax to be voted on in April. The tax would generate $30 million per year for pre-K assistance.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A key New Mexico lawmaker said Thursday that he agreed with early childhood education experts who say expanded pre-kindergarten programs could help alleviate poverty in one of the nation's poorest states.
But Sen. John Arthur Smith, chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, told The Associated Press that he remained opposed to advocates' push for New Mexico to dip into its Permanent Land Fund to finance universal early childhood education.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new $26 million federal grant is expected to result in thousands of Arkansas low-income children being taken off of a waiting list for child-care vouchers.
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A former teacher at an Emporia State University campus day care has been charged with child endangerment and the former director of failing to report suspected abuse or neglect.
The charges were filed last month against former teacher Kimberly Schneider and former director Keely Persinger. They worked at the university's Center for Early Childhood Education until May 2017. Their attorneys didn't immediately return a phone message.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bend residents will choose their first elected mayor in November.
Voters in the Central Oregon city approved a change Tuesday that will allow them to elect the mayor. Members of the City Council had been selecting the mayor from among themselves.
Elsewhere in Oregon, Albany residents turned down a gas tax to pay for street repairs, and voters in Umatilla and Morrow counties rejected an increase in property taxes to support an OSU Extension Service District.