Early Education

Providing children with the experiences they need to succeed in school before starting kindergarten is critical. But what should those experiences be? Who should pay for them? As parents, school leaders and policymakers struggle to answer these and other questions, we cover what’s working, and what’s not, in early education. See all our Special Reports

High school should be more like preschool

Why secondary education is borrowing ideas from early childhood

Why six states still spend nothing on preschool

Many state preschool programs are still tiny, but in the Mountain West and New Hampshire, they are nonexistent. Here’s why

Isn’t desegregation a measure of educational quality?

Real reform begins early and accounts for racial and economic diversity

Can private Pre-K for All providers survive in New York City?

As New York City continues to expand its nationally lauded free preschool program, private providers contend with high expectations and exacting requirements

OPINION: What’s the bottom line on online preschool?

Possibilities, practicalities and limits

Support Betsy DeVos, shoot yourself in the foot

Education groups aimed at uplifting black students should not be the black face of her agenda

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School choice shouldn’t take away our neighborhood schools

New Orleans to turn remaining five public schools into charters

Mississippi to double its inspections of child care centers in the Delta

State plan aims to increase child care oversight, quality

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