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Guaranteeing early childhood education is groundbreaking | Editorials

The right for younger children to have an education soon could be included in the New Mexico Constitution.

For those of us in New Mexico, the push to expand early childhood education is hardly news.

We know that early childhood education backers have worked for much of a decade on the issue. They have wanted the state Legislature to approve a proposed constitutional amendment diverting money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund to provide a consistent stream of funds to pay for educating children under 5. If passed through the Legislature and approved by voters, the money would help provide

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Re-envisioning early childhood education and care in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The special commission working to improve the quality of the state’s early childhood education system gave an update on their progress Thursday. Governor JB Pritzker is determined to make Illinois the best state for families raising young children.

Pritzker established the Illinois Early Childhood Funding Commission last December. Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill), who co-chairs the commission, says members continued their important discussions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pritzker administration knows access to high-quality early childhood education and care is unfairly and inequitably distributed across the state. Commission members recommend lawmakers redesign the early childhood funding mechanisms

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