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US Senate, 2023
This hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions examines cutting childcare and preschool costs for working families. Opening statements were presented by: (1) Honorable Patty Murray chair, Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; and (2) Honorable Richard Burr, Ranking Member, a U.S. Senator from the State of…
Descriptors: Child Care, Preschools, Preschool Children, Costs
Sarah Novicoff; Thomas S. Dee – Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, 2023
While policymakers have demonstrated considerable enthusiasm for "science of reading" initiatives, the evidence on the impact of related reforms when implemented at scale is limited. In this pre-registered, quasi-experimental study, we examine California's recent initiative to improve early literacy across the state's lowest-performing…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Block Grants, Reading Research, Reading Achievement
Lin, Van-Kim; Maxwell, Kelly – Administration for Children & Families, 2021
The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 and the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Final Rule approved in 2016 outlined major policy changes in four areas: (1) health and safety; (2) consumer education; (3) equal access to high-quality care for children in families with low-incomes; and (4) quality improvement and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Federal Aid
Fortner, Alyssa; Hardy, Alycia; Schmit, Stephanie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how critical child care is for families while also highlighting and exacerbating the existing inequities in the sector. Even as schools are beginning to reopen, continued investment in school-age care is essential to meet families' needs and address the long-standing inequities that children, families, and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Financial Support, Employed Parents, Federal Aid
Schmit, Stephanie; Hardy, Alycia – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2022
An estimated 1 million+ children could benefit from the child care and early education proposal recently released by U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) for inclusion in the federal budget reconciliation package. The new framework, which includes $72 billion in additional Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funds,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Federal Aid, Budgets
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Doan, Sy; Engberg, John; Morales, Sam; Schwartz, Heather L.; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2023
This report is the third of three annual reports evaluating the implementation and effects of two Delaware weighted funding programs designed to support Delaware's 42 school districts and charter schools (also known as local education agencies [LEAs]) enrolling students experiencing poverty (SEPs) and multilingual learners (MLs) during the…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Educational Finance, Block Grants
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Rauscher, Emily – AERA Open, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education made recent technical changes reducing eligibility for the Rural and Low-Income School Program. Given smaller budgets and lower economies of scale, rural districts may be less able to absorb short-term funding cuts and experience stronger negative achievement effects. Kansas implemented a state-level finance change…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Academic Achievement, Rural Schools, Budgeting
Norton, Andrew – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2020
In 2012, Australia removed student number controls or, in the local terminology, introduced a 'demand driven system' based on student choice. In 2015, England followed suit. In both places, entry to higher education was opened up but non-completion rates rose. In Australia, the demand driven system ended in 2017, despite a coming demographic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
Blanck, Evelyn J.; Foley, Gilbert M.; Costa, Gerard – ZERO TO THREE, 2022
In this article, the authors describe a 3-year initiative in New York state, led by the New York Center for Child Development (NYCCD), through which more than 2,500 mental health clinicians were trained in the DC:0-5. Funding was provided through the creative use of the Preschool Development, Birth to Five federally funded Block Grant, and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Allied Health Personnel, Professional Development
Lynch, Karen E. – Congressional Research Service, 2022
The Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (CCDBG Act, as amended) is the main federal law governing child care programs for low-income working families. The CCDBG Act authorizes discretionary appropriations to support grants to state, territorial, and tribal lead agencies. Lead agencies use these funds to subsidize the child care…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Federal Aid, Grants, Child Care
Bedrick, Elizabeth; Daily, Sarah – Child Trends, 2020
Child care plays a vital role in our nation's economy. COVID-19 has largely shut down child care programs and schools across the nation, presenting challenges for working parents. Child care closures are a particularly acute problem for frontline and essential workers--health care personnel, grocery store staff, postal and delivery service…
Descriptors: Child Care, Disease Control, Federal Legislation, Financial Support
Lynch, Karen E. – Congressional Research Service, 2020
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law (P.L. 116-136). The CARES Act includes $3.5 billion in supplemental appropriations for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). This report provides an overview of the CCDBG provisions in the CARES Act. Among other things, these…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Child Care, Block Grants
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Doan, Sy; Schwartz, Heather L.; Lawrence, Rebecca Ann; Karoly, Lynn A. – RAND Corporation, 2022
This is the second of three annual reports evaluating the implementation and effects of two Delaware weighted funding programs for disadvantaged K-12 schools during the 2019-2020 to 2021-2022 school years: Opportunity Funding and the Student Success Block Grant (SSBG). The authors also examined best practices and coronavirus pandemic adaptations…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Educational Finance, Economically Disadvantaged
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Lawrence, Rebecca Ann; Steiner, Elizabeth D.; Holmes, Pierrce; Schwartz, Heather L.; Doan, Sy – RAND Corporation, 2023
This report is the fourth in a series describing the RAND Corporation's evaluation of the two Delaware weighted funding programs for disadvantaged K-12 schools spanning the 2019-2020 to 2021-2022 school years: Opportunity Funding and the Student Success Block Grant. The authors drew on annual surveys of Delaware local education agencies (LEAs)…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Educational Finance, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools
Muenchow, Susan; Pizzo, Peggy Daly – ZERO TO THREE, 2018
A $2.37 billion increase in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) provides an opportunity to address the mental health needs of young children in child care. While the CCDBG increase is the largest ever, states must navigate many legitimate and competing claims for these funds, particularly those set aside to improve quality. One…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Care, Grants, Mental Health
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