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In this section, you'll find editorials, legislation, public policy and trends on issues relating to preschool, pre-kindergarten, childcare and the push toward universal preschool education. Particularly of note are articles concerning the states claim of a compelling interest in compulsory preschool education. Visit often for the latest preschool news.

San Mateo County officials recommend universal preschool Deeming early childhood education an effective shield against crime, the income gap and high school truancy, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors recently passed a recommendation to funnel $5 million in Measure A tax revenue... The proposal - which originated from District 2 Supervisor Carole Groom and a broad coalition of teachers, child care workers and policy researchers - intends to solve a learning achievement gap that's become a scourge in the county, with 42 percent of third-graders not reading proficiently. by Rachel Swan June 25, 2013 [More Results from]
Legislative Update: Universal preschool/education again loom large Education again looms large in this year's legislative session. And while parents, school officials, teachers and, yes, even legislators, should be concerned with education... California ranks 48th in the nation for education excellence-the reality is that every year legislators introduce hundreds of new bills affecting schools that micromanage education by dictating how and what teachers can teach in their classrooms, what policies school boards must adopt and other Sacramento-driven mandates.

AB 171 Comprehensive pupil learning support system (Yee, D-San Francisco) AB 172 Universal preschool (Chan, Oakland)
by Karen Holgate April 5, 2005 [More Results from Christian Examiner]
Public schools follow the market, pitch all-day kindergarten | It's a working parent's dream - kindergartens competing to take your children off your hands all day, and the promise that they'll learn something, too. Competition for students has always existed between public and private schools. But open enrollment, home schooling, and a growing number of charter schools have widened parents' choices, and now public schools are facing one of their biggest competitors yet - themselves. by Tim Vanderpool March 9, 2005 [More Results from The Christian Science Monitor]