Post Tagged with: "Early Education"

House Democrats Set Plan To Aid Middle Class, Further Education

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader and other House Democrats unveiled their new economic agenda to mobilize the middle class on July 16.

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New Research Shows Quality, Universal Preschool Could Close Achievement Gap

A few years of quality pre-kindergarten can help close the income-based achievement gap, according to a new study by two university researchers, Greg J. Duncan and Aaron J. Soujourner. Using data from a now-defunct program that offered free preschool to students from different backgrounds, the researchers found that after providing low-income children with quality preschool early in life, the low-income […]

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Fight Child Hunger!

Fight Child Hunger!

Affecting 16 million kids and their families each year, hunger is not only an issue of health, but that is extremely detrimental to a child’s education and emotional development. One in five American students come from food insecure families, meaning their household regularly lacks nutritious food. By the third grade, students from food-insecure homes have lower reading and math scores […]

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Strong Start for America’s Children Act is Announced Calling for an Increase in Early Learning Opportunities

On Wednesday, November 13th Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Representative George Miller (D-CA) and Representative Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced bi-partisan legislation, which AFSA has officially endorsed, to improve the access and affordability of high-quality learning programs. The act would make early education a reality for nearly 20 million low and moderate income children who desperately need access to early learning services. AFSA […]

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AFSA Endorses Bipartisan Proposal to Increase Early Childhood Education

WASHINGTON – The Strong Start For America’s Children Act, a new proposal to expand early-childhood education nationwide, will be announced today at the Senate Visitor Center with the endorsement of 46 organizations including The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA). The proposal will be introduced by U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA) with the support […]

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Proposed Tobacco Tax Would Fund Early Education

Many children across the United States, predominantly those from low-income households, lack access to early education. Universal preschool is offered in some form in 39 states, but not every child is eligible due to deficient government funds.

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President Diann Woodard’s Statement on Obama’s Budget Request for FY 2014

President Diann Woodard’s Statement on Obama’s Budget Request for FY 2014

On Wednesday, April 10th, President Obama officially released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2014.
AFSA is very pleased Obama’s request includes $71.2 billion in discretionary appropriations for the Department of Education, which is an increase of $3.1 billion, or 4.5 percent, above the FY 2012 level.

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