There was great energy and excitement about a year ago when President Barack Obama appeared poised to make early-childhood education one of his top priorities. A lot has changed, however, and Education Week takes a look at what happened in a collaboration with the Hechinger Report.
“The excitement has cooled a bit,” Education Week wrote. “President Obama’s historic remaking of the country’s health-care system and the related measure overhauling student loans last month ultimately failed to include money for his proposed Early Learning Challenge Fund, which would have provided competitive grants to help states both create and improve the quality of services for at-risk children from birth to age 5.”
The story takes a look at what advocates for early childhood education hope will happen next.