Latest Early childhood education News

Kentucky GOP lawmaker pitches his early childhood education plan as way to head off childcare crisis

Feb. 20, 2024 16:31 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker on Tuesday promoted his ambitious plan to bolster early childhood education as a way to head off a looming crisis once pandemic-era federal aid dries up for the childcare sector. Kentucky state Sen. Danny Carroll pitched his legislation...

Sweeping bill would expand childcare and early childhood education in Kentucky

Feb. 13, 2024 15:38 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — When Jessie Schook shares the joyful news that she's pregnant with her first child, she says the response is often the same — especially among other female working professionals. “The excitement is immediately followed by: ‘Are you on a list?’”...

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore outlines a data-driven plan to reach goals for the state

Feb. 08, 2024 18:23 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore rolled out a data-driven plan he will use to help meet his administration's goals during a town hall with state employees on Thursday. Moore, the former head of the anti-poverty Robin Hood Foundation, described the nonprofit as a...

New Mexico governor outlines broad legislative agenda for crime, education and climate amid protests

Jan. 16, 2024 23:09 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined an ambitious legislative agenda designed to rein in violent crime, improve public education, expand access to affordable housing and address concerns about climate change and drought in a State of the State speech Tuesday. ...

New Mexico, the No. 2 oil-producing US state, braces for possible end to income bonanza

Dec. 11, 2023 18:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A windfall in government income from petroleum production is slowing down but far from over in New Mexico as the nation's No. 2 oil-producing state grapples with how much it can effectively spend — and how to set aside billions of dollars for the future in case the world's...

Youngkin calls for increased state spending on child care programs

Dec. 07, 2023 17:44 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Thursday that the proposed budget he will soon unveil for the next two fiscal years will include an increase in state spending on early learning and child care programs. The central aim of the proposal is to...