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Preschools and Early Learning

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  • More research is needed on the Common Core standards [Letter]

    More research is needed on the Common Core standards [Letter]
    As a long-time educator, I recognize the need for the Common Core State standards and strongly support them. However, as the standards have been rolled out in the public schools, some major concerns have been raised ("In defense of Common Core," June 27)....
  • A Boy Grows Proud Of His African Name

    My most important childhood memories were starting preschool and being introduced to myself. At the time, I had been called Koby my whole life. The only time I've ever been called by my real name was when I had misbehaved and my mother would do like...
  • Keep them in class [Editorial]

    Keep them in class  [Editorial]
    It's heartening that Baltimore City's new schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, has made limiting the number of out-of-school suspensions for the system's youngest children a priority in his first weeks on the job. In doing so he has sent a strong signal to...
  • Ask Amy: Relative calls her sons stupid

    Ask Amy: Relative calls her sons stupid
    Dear Amy: I'd appreciate your take on this and your advice about what to do. A relative of mine keeps calling my son and her son (both adolescents) "Stupid 1 and Stupid 2" for their antics together. She even introduces them this way. She gets angry when...
  • Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers

    Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers
    With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...
  • Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher

    Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher
    Toni L. Killefer, a former preschool teacher who mentored cancer patients and participated in breast cancer research, died Monday of metastatic breast cancer at her Stevenson home. She was 49. "I took care of Toni for a number of years, and she had her...
  • California can afford preschool for all

    It is great that The Times recognizes the importance of high-quality early learning for low-income children. However, we disagree that a bill to provide just that to young Californians is "too ambitious." ("Steinberg's preschool bill: It's still too...
  • More education funding in Illinois will be spent on ages 0-3

    More education funding in Illinois will be spent on ages 0-3
    More Illinois early education funding will be funneled to programs for children ages 3 and younger under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn will sign this morning. House Bill 4440 increases the percentage of Early Childhood Education Block Grant program funds that...
  • Celebrating 45 Years with the Writers of 'Sesame Street'

    Before settling on "Homelamb" as the punny title for a parody of the hit Showtime series, veteran "Sesame Street" scribe Belinda Ward toyed around with many iterations, none of them quite right. " 'Homeland' was a very interesting writing process,"...
  • Jerry Brown, top lawmakers announce budget deal

    Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders announced Friday that they have reached an agreement on California's budget. The announcement comes one day after the joint budget committee finished vetting a series of high-profile issues and two days before...
  • Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget

    Optimistic on economy, California lawmakers OK $156.4-billion budget
    Flush with optimism from California's resurgent economy, lawmakers approved a $156.4-billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, increases welfare payments and provides critical funding for building the nation's first...