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Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2013
Well before President Barack Obama vaulted early childhood learning to the top of the education agenda in his recent State of the Union address, states were taking steps to bolster their own preschool programs. More than a dozen states--including some, such as Hawaii and Mississippi, that have had no state-financed preschool programs in the…
Descriptors: Incentive Grants, Program Proposals, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy – Education Week, 2008
This article reports on the results of a study undertaken by the U.S. Department of Education on the impact of the Reading First program, which offer little insight into which parts of the program are worth saving and which need revamping. The study found that the $6 billion spent on the program has helped students with basic decoding but not with…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Politics of Education, Grants
Richard, Alan – Education Week, 2006
A 50 state look at the nation's governors and their leadership on education over the past year shows that Governors are focusing much of their attention on two critical areas of education policy--high school and preschool. At least 22 governors proposed significant policies last year aimed at improving high schools, or have made such proposals so…
Descriptors: State Officials, State Government, Leadership, Educational Policy