| Jan 6, 2015
| 7:20 AM
Children age 5 and younger can get into SeaWorld Orlando for free with the theme park's Preschool Pass, which will be available through 2015.
Guests must register online at SeaWorldOrlando.com. The Preschool Pass has no blackout dates, but it does not...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:45 PM
Maryland fell from its perch as the No. 1 state in public education on Thursday, but the shove came from a change in the ranking criteria, not from any slide in performance.
Education Week, the national newspaper that ranks state education systems based...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall in Maryland and beyond, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grew.
At the center of the Obama administration's public school turnaround agenda is the...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:24 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $12.5 million grant to Connecticut that will enable 428 children from low-income families to attend preschool and improve the quality of state-funded preschool for another 284 children.
It's the third time...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Maryland will be able to provide 3,000 more preschool slots for low-income 4-year-olds with a $15 million federal grant awarded this week.
The U.S. Department of Education announced grants of $226 million to 18 states to expand or develop early...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A La Grange Park District preschool program is adding classes at a building in Sedgwick Park this fall in an effort to meet growing demand, a Park District official said.
Learning Ladders Preschool classes will be offered before and after school at a...