Philly's Pre-K Program Gets Good Report Card From City ControllerAs it nears the end of its first year, Philadelphia's pre-K program gets good marks from city controller Alan Butkovitz.
Philadelphia Celebrates First Day Of Newly Funded Pre-K InitiativeParents brought their toddlers to one new expanded center in Northeast Philadelphia.
All Systems Are Go For Philadelphia's Pre-K ExpansionWith Philadelphia's soda tax receiving court approval this month, the city's pre-kindergarten expansion is on track to begin next Wednesday.
Only About Half Of New City Funded Pre-K Slots Are FilledAbout 1,200 of the 2,000 available seats are filled so far, says the mayor's Education Secretary Otis Hackney.
Philly Pre-K Providers Answer Call For New SeatsAs Philadelphia gears up to expand pre-kindergarten citywide, 85 early childhood centers have applied to provide new slots for pre-schoolers.
Group Makes Case For Increased Funding For Pre-K EducationCraig’s Mission Readiness is one of the groups behind the report on STEM and early childhood education.
Philadelphia Officials Discuss Importance Of Pre-K With Administrators From Other CitiesAt the heart of the city's soda tax debate is the mayor's plan to expand city-funded pre-K seats.
Rendell Skeptical About Mayor Kenney's Soda TaxEd Rendell is skeptical whether the proposed soda tax can meet expectations.
Providing Pre-K For Every Philadelphia Child No Easy MatterThe Commission, created by voters in May, estimates 14,000 3-5-year-olds are already in a quality pre-school, but another 16,000 would need to be enrolled to achieve universal Pre-K.
Pa. Lawmakers Wrangle Over Budget, Some Education Programs In LimboPennsylvania lawmakers have spent months wrangling over the budget and the impact of the impasse is being felt statewide. The stalemate could have long-term effects on some of the state's most vulnerable: children.
New Philadelphia Pre-K Funding Commission May Be Decided By Voters This SpringCouncilwoman Jannie Blackwell says a permanent commission to promote enrollment -- and to better fund Pre-K -- is needed.
Older Kindergarten Students May Have Advantage In High School And CollegeA new study finds the oldest children in their kindergarten class are more likely to pass advanced placement tests in high school.
Pa. Lawmaker Pushes To Make Kindergarten Mandatory in Public SchoolsPennsylvania and New Jersey are among the six states that do not have a law requiring school districts to provide kindergarten for young students.
Study: Attending Pre-Kindergarten May Lead To Healthier Adult LifeResearchers suspect that the stability of five years of pre-K may have shielded the children against stress and health risks of growing up poor.
Arne Duncan's Mission: Sell The Preschool PlanFederal education secretary Arne Duncan is trying to convince governors to help fund his early-childhood plan, “Preschool for All.” It's a hard sell.