| 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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Jason and Jasmine DeMatteis were desperate when they flew to Cincinnati in search of a diagnosis for their 18-month-old son, Jude.
Because the Cincinnati Children's Hospital is out of their HMO health plan's network, the cost of Jude's work-up would...
| 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...
| 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...