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Access to Public Preschool Matters

The benefits of preschool are too significant and numerous to ignore. America’s hope for a bright and vibrant future depends on investing in the education of its youngest population today.

by Juliana Herman | Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Top 10 Myths About Preschool

Preschool article icon Issue Brief Because high-quality preschool is exceptionally important to the future strength of our nation, it is imperative that we get the facts straight.

by Katie Hamm and Juliana Herman | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

School-Finance Reform: Inspiration and Progress in Colorado

John Hickenlooper article icon Issue Brief Colorado lawmakers, by redesigning the state’s school-funding system, have pointed the way for other states to follow, but the fate of their efforts rests with Colorado voters.

by Juliana Herman | Monday, June 3, 2013

Canada’s Approach to School Funding

book_alt2 icon Report This report looks at how our neighbor to the north, Canada—a country that has consistently preformed well on international tests—funds its schools.

by Juliana Herman | Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The United States Is Far Behind Other Countries on Pre-K

article icon Issue Brief Increased investments in high-quality preschool education for all children, regardless of income, will put us more in line with the rest of the world and ensure school readiness for our most at-risk children.

by Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, Scott O'Halloran | Thursday, May 2, 2013

Interactive Map: The United States Is Getting Beat on Preschool

map icon Map If we are to stay competitive in the global economy, we need to ensure all our children are ready for school.

by Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, Scott O'Halloran | Thursday, May 2, 2013

Infographic: We’re Getting Beat on Preschool

Early education in the United States seriously lags behind programs in other nations. The United States must increase investment in early education to improve the accessibility and quality of our preschools.

by Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, Scott O'Halloran | Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Preschool-Access Gap

cursor icon Interactive This interactive map shows the number of 3- and 4-year-olds left out of state-funded pre-K programs nationwide.

by Juliana Herman, Sasha Post, Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Federal Investment Can Help Close the Preschool-Access Gap

Cheryl Schmidt and her preschool classToo few children in America attend preschool programs, but federal investment could bring up rates of enrollment in all states.

by Juliana Herman and Melissa Lazarín | Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Top 5 Things to Know About Mayoral Control of Schools

Noah ReyesSwitching to a mayor-led school system can provide a huge boost in student achievement, and cities across the country are experimenting with this new method of district control.

by Juliana Herman | Friday, March 22, 2013

Sequestration Threatens to Further Exacerbate Educational Disparities in America

President Barack ObamaCongress must act before the March 1 deadline so that our most disadvantaged children do not lose access to vital education programs and services that are already inequitable at current funding levels.

by Juliana Herman and Kaitlin Pennington | Friday, February 22, 2013

Investing in Our Children

Preschoolers article icon Issue Brief As we continue to combat rising economic inequality, high-quality early childhood investments will help all children realize their full potential and provide enormous long-term benefits to society.

by Cynthia G. Brown, Donna Cooper, Juliana Herman, Melissa Lazarín, Michael Linden, Sasha Post, Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 7, 2013