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Biden Unveils $1.8 Trillion ‘American Families Plan’

The Biden administration proposed this week what would be the most significant expansion of education programs in at least a generation with a $1.8 trillion package focused on families and children. The proposal calls for universal pre-K for 3- and 4- year-olds, two years of...

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States Ready to Apply for ESSA’s Preschool Development Grants

According to Linda Jacobson at Education Dive, starting this week, states will have the ability to start applying for a quarter-of-a-billion dollars in Preschool Development Grants under ESSA that they can use to “expand access to and improve the coordination and quality of early-childhood education programs for children...

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Dept. of Education Releases Early Learning Guidelines

The Dept. of Education released guidelines on how states can “invest in early learning” under ESSA. The goal of the guidelines is to “improve the health, social-emotional, and cognitive outcomes for all children” and to keep students on track to “graduate from high school, college...

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New Opportunities for Young Learner Programs

Education Week reported on the Dept. of Education’s guidance on funding young learner programs under ESSA. The piece identified various options for federal funds to be used for young learners including: 1, training early learning teachers; 2, updating and aligning certification and licensing standards for...

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