Newly Proposed Pre-K Funding Could Mean Greater Competition
- Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Below is a recent newsletter article from the First Five Years Fund on proposed new pre-k and early learning improvements under the reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This potentially could mean greater competition for Head Start and Early Head Start programs.
From the First Five Years Fund Newsletter, Early Education Update (http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=96b5ce2c242751ee07a6669c9&id=77cdd457ce&e=1d4ca77fef)
As the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions (HELP) prepares to take up legislation reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), FFYF strongly supports enhancing the nation's education law to better integrate early learning and K-12 education. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called for new pre-K and early learning improvements in the ESEA reauthorization. FFYF Executive Director Kris Perry was in attendance for the Secretary's remarks and issued as statement calling on the Administration and Congressional leaders to use early childhood education as an area of bipartisan agreement in what could potentially be a very difficult bill. Read FFYF's full statement at ffyf.org.