- Dayton unsure whether he'll declare special session Updated: May-23-16 5:27 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton said he hasn't decided whether he's going to give state lawmakers a second chance to finish their work and fund both public works projects and road and bridge repairs that were left undone after the Legislature devolved into chaos in the final minutes of the session early Monday morning.
- Schools in Alabama awarded pre-kindergarten grants Updated: May-21-16 12:18 pm
AUBURN, Alabama - More than 150 schools in Alabama received pre-kindergarten grants from the state.
- Judge strikes blow to Missouri cigarette tax initiative Updated: May-20-16 2:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - An initiative proposing to raise Missouri's cigarette tax to benefit early childhood programs is in jeopardy of not making the November ballot after a judge ruled its financial estimate is insufficient and unfair.
- School locked down after fight at preschool graduation Updated: May-20-16 1:48 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Authorities say a school in north Alabama has been locked down after a fight at a preschool graduation ceremony.
- Harvard gets $35 million to study early childhood education Updated: May-18-16 10:42 am
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - Harvard University has received a $35 million donation to help study early childhood education.
- Study: Rhode Island near bottom for preschool enrollment Updated: May-13-16 3:28 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A study conducted by Rutgers University's National Institute for Early Education Research ranked Rhode Island 41st out of 43 states for the number of 4-year-olds enrolled in pre-kindergarten.
- Enrollment in state-funded preschool inched up in 2014-15 Updated: May-12-16 1:26 am
NEW YORK - The number of 3- and 4-year-olds in state-funded classrooms rose slightly during the 2014-15 school year to almost 1.4 million, according to a national preschool report released Thursday.
- 3 council members protest against Philly sugary drink tax Updated: May-05-16 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Three city council members have come out against a sugary drink tax that Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney wants to use to fund a universal pre-kindergarten program and other initiatives.
- Family, former students surprise longtime teacher with party Updated: May-05-16 5:05 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - In Sandy Snyder's two preschool classrooms at Messiah Lutheran Preschool, there is a Wall of Fame. On it are decades of photos of former students who have gone on to shine in athletics, law, medicine, education and entertainment.
- Report suggests revisions to Louisiana's pre-K overhaul Updated: Apr-29-16 1:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A new report says Louisiana's push to improve pre-K classes would benefit from an expanded rating system and new rules for classroom observations.
- Dayton revises budget to fund counselors, pre-K facilities Updated: Apr-28-16 2:41 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Gov. Mark Dayton has revised his state budget proposal to increase the number school counselors in Minnesota and help schools pay for preschool facilities.
- Correction: Bevin-Vetoes story Updated: Apr-28-16 11:26 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - In a story April 27 about Gov. Matt Bevin's budget vetoes, The Associated Press erroneously identified the current Commissioner for the Department of Vehicle Regulation and misspelled the former commissioner's name. The new commissioner is John-Mark Hack, whose appointment was announced Wednesday. Rodney Kuhl, now the former commissioner, made his comments to state lawmakers last month.
- Trial reset for Vegas school bus driver in child sex case Updated: Apr-26-16 2:41 pm
LAS VEGAS - Trial has been rescheduled for a 56-year-old former Las Vegas school bus driver charged with sexually assaulting preschool-age children on his route.