| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:04 PM
It didn't mean a whole lot when Education Week said Maryland had the top public schools in the nation for five years in a row, and it doesn't mean much now that the newspaper says they're third-best. The practical upshot, if there is one, is that we won't...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 12:34 PM
Valley View School District 365U is set to nearly double the size of its early childhood education program this fall with funds from a four-year, $4 million federal grant.
District officials are formulating plans for the expanded program, including...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Hoping to narrow the achievement gap for children in poverty, Orlando Science Center and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts are teaming up to introduce hundreds of disadvantaged preschoolers to arts and sciences.
The partnership, announced...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:21 AM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed.
Fewer than a third of the country's 4-year-olds...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
For the third year, Nova High School in Davie has provided its ninth-graders and tenth-graders taking certain core subjects the option to be in an all-girl, all-boy or co-gender class.
Nova is among six Broward County Public Schools—two high,...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Three months after Labor Day, La Grange Area Head Start is expected to finally open its doors for the 2014-15 academic year.
The federally funded early-childhood education program usually begins in September but months of negotiations between school...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:53 PM
After failing to agree on a contract with the nonprofit in charge of funding Head Start services in Cook County, La Grange Elementary School District 102 officials have decided not to run the early-childhood education program this year.
| Oct 19, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Instruction at La Grange Area Head Start usually begins in September, but due to difficulties securing funding, dozens of low-income children have yet to attend any school this year.
The Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County, one...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 10:22 AM
For the preschool children who attend the Two Rivers Head Start program’s Valley View School in St. Charles, the only Christmas and birthday presents that many receive are based on donations made possible through the Humanitarian Service Project....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 12:29 PM
It was too cold to play outside Monday, but that didn’t stop students and teachers from Waubonsie Valley from having fun on the school’s new playground. Thanks to a grant from Lowe’s and the efforts of Waubonsie students, the Lil’...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:20 AM
The children of the Clarendon Hills Park District’s Active Learners Preschool held two Thanksgiving feasts at the Community Center Nov. 24.
Boys and girls wore homemade Indian headbands and Pilgrim hats and took the time to give thanks for their...