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Jun 10, 2013

David Lawrence Jr.: A Champion for Children

UF in South Florida

Today, Lawrence focuses on making children a higher priority in the country and giving them a better education during their early years.

Jun 10, 2013

Help children reach full potential with preschool

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When we make it possible for more children to succeed, we will have strengthened the next generation as well as America.

Jun 10, 2013

California must reinvest in our youngest learners

Mercury News

Since the Great Recession began in 2008, early learning in California has suffered severe and disproportionate cuts.

Jun 7, 2013

Legislature shouldn’t scrimp on investment in early learning

The Seattle Times

Money spent on pre-K education is a basic infrastructure investment, a cost of doing business.

Jun 7, 2013

Ohio could get millions in early-education funds

The Columbus Dispatch

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that Obama’s plan is “ one of the best investments we can make in our children, our families and ultimately the nation."

Jun 7, 2013

Power to the preschoolers!

The New York Times

The nation’s fabled upward mobility has come to a screeching halt because low-income kids start behind in kindergarten and never catch up.

Jun 6, 2013

Do it for the children!

Think Progress

Why does early childhood education pay off so well? Children who participate need fewer services over the course of their lifetime.

Jun 6, 2013

An easy reach across the aisle on education

Huffington Post

Reaching across the aisle to help close this early opportunity gap would help restore public confidence in our federal lawmakers, and lay a strong foundation for smarter, more comprehensive education reform.

Jun 5, 2013

A victory for the 'sanity caucus' on early childhood education

Holland Sentinel

Gov. Snyder and his education leaders recognized that early childhood programs are essentially the only way to improve school performance for poor and disadvantaged kids.

Jun 4, 2013

Business leaders back pre-K programs in letter to Obama, Congress

Education Week

Four-year-olds are key to the future economy, and if they're not educated problems will arise, say the 300 business leaders from 44 states.

Jun 4, 2013

The importance of preschool for Hispanic children


“Less than half of Hispanic children attend any kind of preschool,” Secretary Duncan said this week. “That’s kind of staggering.”

Jun 3, 2013

Star Power gives a voice to parents of young children

Lansing State Journal

Michigan’s youngest children have already ignited a spark within their parents to act boldly on their behalf. Now the idea must catch fire with elected officials.

Jun 3, 2013

Putting early learning first

Jackson Free Press

"We have to use what we have," she said. "... It's the little actions—the big one's, too—that can make a difference."

Jun 3, 2013

Education official in Ga. to promote federal pre-K funding

The Marietta Daily Journal

Georgia has been considered a leader in providing access to pre-kindergarten programs funded with state lottery revenues.

May 31, 2013

Invest in our preschoolers to invest in our nation

Teach for America

Whether it’s the President’s plan or some alternative, there are children in this country who can’t afford for policymakers to wait.

May 31, 2013

Preschools will face more private-public partnerships


A panel today predicted more public-private partnerships in pre-K for 4-year-olds and investment in brain development at even earlier ages could be on the horizon if Michigan continues to be a leader in early childhood education.

May 29, 2013

Lessons from Finland can help our children

The Miami Herald

Let us reclaim and develop the American values that the Finns have borrowed to perfection — equal opportunity and entrepreneurial independence for the common good.

May 29, 2013

Medicaid expanded for foster care youth

New America Media

There are over 400,000 children and youth in the foster care system, and almost all of them are enrolled in Medicaid.

May 29, 2013

Students with disabilities can fulfill their potential

The Miami Herald

Thousands of young adults remain largely invisible, inadequately trained, or simplistically stereotyped.

May 28, 2013

Obama's next big campaign: Selling health care to the public

NPR News

The White House is gearing up for a massive campaign this summer that will cover all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C. And the president's legacy may hinge on whether it succeeds or fails.