Children and Youth Funding Report

Early Education

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DoEd Touts Maine’s $3.5M Preschool Access Program

Education Dept. officials are touting the success of a Maine early education program that was funded by a $3.5 million expansion grant from the department's Preschool Development Grant program (CFDA Number: Number: 84.419). Maine is looking to engage the community and interagency coordination t...

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Guidance Includes Children with Disabilities in High-Quality Early Ed

The Education Dept. (D0Ed) and HHS release guidance urging early learning programs -- especially those offered by public school systems -- to include children with disabilities. The guidance recommends that states, districts, schools and public and private early childhood programs prioritize an...

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New Race to the Top Preschool Grants Attract Broad Interest

Thirty-two states filed letters of intent with the Education Dept. notifying officials that they intend to compete for funding in the new $240 million Race to the Top: Preschool Development Grants (R2T) competition that will expand high-quality preschool programs. Deadline: Oct. 14; Awards wil...

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New Set of DoEd Discretionary Grant Priorities Proposed

The Education Dept. (DoEd) proposes a new set of comprehensive education priorities that applicants will have to meet when applying for future discretionary grant competitions, according to a Federal Register notice. Public Comment Deadline: July 24. DoEd proposes 15 priorities and related de...

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Advocates Applaud New Early Child Education Bill

The Continuum of Learning Act, (http://tinyurl.com/CDPa201i) sponsored by Reps. Jared Polis (D-CO) and Don Young (R-AK), would broaden the ESEA funding stream for preschool education, allowing for more Title I money to be channeled for early childhood ed.

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DoEd to Extend Tracking of Kindergarten Performance

DoEd to Extend Tracking of Kindergarten Performance

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ACF Launches Performance Evaluation of Early Learning

 The Health & Human Services Dept. (HHS) Admin. for Children and Families (ACF) wants to collect data measuring how well early childcare providers, including Head Start, deliver their services in a way that supports good family-provider relationships. The major focus is on multiple ty...

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DoEd to Implement ‘Race to the Top’ Performance Evaluations

The Education Dept. (DoEd) wants to implement performance evaluations of states that won grants through the $4 billion Race to the Top education reform program. Public Comment Deadline: June 25. The Race to the Top Annual Performance Report is tied directly to the grants' selection criteria and p...

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(EDUCATION) Advocates Press for ESEA Reforms

Education advocates urge President Obama to press congressional leaders into taking up the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the main federal law that funds most federal education programs. Advocates want Congress to jettison some of the most onerous requirement...

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