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(City councilmembers and education advocates meet in the City Council caucus room.  Credit: Ian Bush)

Public-Private Partnership Provides $1 Million For Early Childhood Education in Philly

With the Philadelphia School District struggling under a giant budget deficit, city councilmembers and community groups gathered at City Hall to announce a small but important fund to expand early childhood education programs.

06/25/2013

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Parents Upset Over Philadelphia School District’s Plan To Privatize Pre-School

Parents are upset that the Philadelphia School District plans to privatize more Head Start slots next year.

03/23/2013

(Philadelphia School District headquarters, 440 North Broad Street.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. School District Putting 2,000 More Preschoolers Into Private Day Care

Starting next school year, more than half of the three- and four-year-olds in district preschool programs known as “Head Start” will be served by private day care providers.

01/10/2013

President Obama addresses an audience at the Yeadon Regional Head Start center. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Obama Announces New Rules For Head Start During Visit To Yeadon

President Obama made a brief visit to a Head Start center in Delaware County today, to announce new rules that will have the preschool programs competing for federal money.

11/08/2011

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Occupy The Classroom

In an article in the The New York Times, Nicholas Krisof suggests early childhood education is more important than Occupy Wall Street.

11/07/2011