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"Does Preschool Translate to Career Success?" This article from the Wall Street Journal explores the answer to this question.

Preschool: The Littlest Job-Readiness Program?

The Wall Street Journal reports that preschool offers educators the best shot at putting kids of varying backgrounds on equal footing.

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WATCH: Hillary Clinton's new plan for early childhood education is called the "Too Small to Fail" campaign. Pinned by Child Care Aware of Missouri

With the release of The State of Preschool this week, the media has picked up the story on the need for public pre-K.

With the release of The State of Preschool this week, the media has picked up the story on the need for public pre-K.

Indiana is one of the remaining states with no state-funded preschool education program. This article from Indiana Public Media has more details.

Indiana is one of the remaining states with no state-funded preschool education program. This article from Indiana Public Media has more details.

This op-ed discusses Ohio's state-fund preschool program and its low quality standards. From the article: Katie Kelly, director of groundWork, a research-based institute dedicated to improving access to quality early childhood education in the state, said Ohioans "absolutely need to be concerned" about the dismal report card from NIEER. ... "The research is clear. If children don't begin learning before kindergarten, their chances of success drop dramatically."

Ohio bottoms out in preschool funding: Brent Larkin

But in funding for one key component to educational success, Ohio has tumbled to the bottom: quality preschool programs.

NIEER's Dr. Steven Barnett joined a group of Alabama business leaders to discuss investing in state pre-K. The Alabama School Readiness Alliance, who co-convened the event with the Business Council of Alabama, concluded from Dr. Barnett's presentation: "Simply put, Alabama can’t afford not to invest in pre-k."

NIEER's Dr. Steven Barnett joined a group of Alabama business leaders to discuss investing in state pre-K. The Alabama School Readiness Alliance, who co-convened the event with the Business Council of Alabama, concluded from Dr. Barnett's presentation: "Simply put, Alabama can’t afford not to invest in pre-k."

This Minnesota Public Radio piece features NIEER Director Steven Barnett and Andrew Rotherham of Bellwether Education discussing the state of public pre-K programs.

A new report to be released Tuesday shows that roughly two-thirds of the states with early childhood education programs cut spending on those programs in

Sara Mead of Bellwether Education and Russ Whitehurst from the Brookings Institution debate issues related to preschool education and expanding it to reach all children.

Sara Mead of Bellwether Education and Russ Whitehurst from the Brookings Institution debate issues related to preschool education and expanding it to reach all children.

New Jersey spends more per child in preschool than any other state, but the state is reaching relatively few children, promoting pre-K advocate Cecilia Zalkind to declare "Children across New Jersey should not be denied access to high quality preschool because of their ZIP code." Read more in this article from The Press of Atlantic City.

New Jersey invests more money per student in public preschool than any other state according to the 2011 Preschool Yearbook released Tuesday by the National Institute for Early Education Research

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