Early Childhood

The Charter Model Goes to Preschool

Despite obstacles, innovative new programs expand access

What We’re Watching: Assessing the President’s Preschool Plan

Sara Mead and Russ Whitehurst assess President Obama's preschool plan at a panel at the Fordham Institute.

Will Congress Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut?

Podcast: Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (Nov. 4) about a bill passed by the House that would send $8 billion to states to boost the quality of preschools and expand the number of preschool spots for disadvantaged children.

Will Universal Preschool Help Poor Kids?

Video: Chester E. Finn, Jr. talks with Education Next about the contradictions behind the push for for universal preschool.

The Preschool Picture

Universal preschool will be a boon for middle-class parents. How it will help poor kids catch up is not so obvious.

Preschool Puzzle

As state after state expands pre-K schooling, questions remain

Competing Visions

Head Start gets a makeover. President Bush proposes to refocus Head Start on the teaching of academic skills. Should Democrats go along?

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