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April 11, 2017
A panel of education experts on Tuesday discussed some of the challenges that educators and policymakers must face to improve early childhood education in America. The “Innovations in Education” discussion at the Paramount Theater was part of the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s “Future of Ideas” series. The event was ...
August 13, 2016
Up to 70 at-risk 4-year-olds will be placed in private preschool programs in the next two years thanks to a $250,000 preschool grant recently awarded by the state to the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area. Grant funds also will support quality improvement programs for the partnered private preschools. The so-called ...
June 06, 2016
Kaci Cromwell’s son Adrian started preschool in March. He is one of 20 children who were placed into private preschools through grants from the Virginia Preschool Initiative. Cromwell had spent almost two years on waiting lists to get her son enrolled in a public preschool program. “He was kind ...