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Sports betting could provide 'secure funding' for early childhood education, advocates say

Early childhood education advocates said Tuesday they were heartened to hear Gov. John Bel Edwards say he would be open to dedicating any revenue from sports betting to better prepare children for ... read more

Legislators to consider early-childhood funding

But since the surplus is smaller than earlier, he is trying to decide what education spending increases he can fit in. A growing number of education advocates say lawmakers should widen their focus on ... read more

Missouri finishes last for federal preschool grants among nine bidders

The news from the U.S. Department of Education last week was already disappointing enough for Missouri advocates for early education funding ... could’ve expanded on our intentions” in the application ... read more

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Minimum wage, health care and education expected to dominate the Maryland General Assembly

The commission’s preliminary recommendations include expanding early-childhood education ... of other states that have legalized sports betting. Busch wants the taxes from sports betting to be used to ... read more

Here’s what Alabama’s gubernatorial candidates have to say about education

Fate of Alabama lottery could hinge on November elections A lottery could potentially pump $300 million annually into Alabama's economy and even more if sports betting ... have that would provide much ... read more

How sports betting, early childhood education in Louisiana might become an unlikely alliance

Advocates contend the unlikely marriage of sports betting and early childhood education could benefit both sides ... prompting the governor and others to say Louisiana is in danger of losing a wide ... read more

Why do Idaho, five other states spend nothing on preschool? Political and family culture

That money from the Secure ... a bill funding early education in Idaho since 1999, advocates here aren’t holding their breath for a sudden change. “If we could get someone to come down with a couple ... read more

Tracker: 50 states of education policy

However, the state was awarded nearly $8 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education in early January to support early-childhood education ... a Republican, say they hope to boost ... read more

How Rauner and Pritzker would fix Illinois education

While Rauner signed the spending bill that included the new education funding model, he criticized it as a “bailout” for CPS. Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune Pritzker said he favors legalizing ... read more

10 Things Springfield Just Did That Will Affect Your Life

Sports betting After the U.S. Supreme Court legalized ... and at least $100 million in grants would go toward infrastructure needs for early childhood education. 9. State budget After four years of ... read more

House overrides Baker veto on repeal of welfare cap for kids

The rules also prohibit any members from offering amendments related to gambling or sports betting ... increasing funding for public schools, expanding access to quality early childhood education, and ... read more

Could a Hillary Clinton presidency spark a preschool revolution?

If it’s true that the public is finally ready to spend additional tax dollars on services for children in the earliest years of their lives, then a President Hillary Clinton could ... communities ... read more

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