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Chicago plans to open preschool applications April 21

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To control coronavirus, Illinois closes restaurants, but not day cares. Providers are in a tough spot.

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Lawmakers press Chicago City Council to hold hearings into early learning grant ‘disaster’

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Schools get only brief spotlight in Illinois governor’s State of the State speech

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Four things to know about Chicago Public Schools’ new early childhood committee

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Here’s who will try to solve the billion-dollar funding question in Illinois early education

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Chicago schools’ preschool chief steps down

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Should Illinois rewrite the way it funds early learning? The case starts to build.

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Class size in Chicago: Why teachers say adding aides doesn’t resolve the challenge of too-large classes

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After refusals, Chicago extends funding for longtime child care agencies that saw cuts

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Chicago aldermen demand more details about $200 million early learning ‘imbroglio’

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In area beset by violence and deportations, Chicago opens a mental health clinic for infants and toddlers

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‘Something has gone wrong’: Providers sound alarm over Chicago’s $200 million award for early learning

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Chicago promised her a new preschool building — then cut funding for the children

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With 8,000 vacancies across city pre-Ks, Lightfoot urges Chicago families to apply

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Educators trusted with babies and toddlers don’t make a living wage — Illinois wants to change this

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Chicago’s early learning chief stepping down as universal pre-K plan enters second year

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How to get more English learners prepared to enter kindergarten? Illinois wrestles with answer.

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In the second year of statewide assessment, three out of four Illinois children still aren’t kindergarten ready

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After yearlong delay, Chicago’s plan for gifted children heads to new school board

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lllinois weighs how to rebuild child care program that saw exodus of children, caregivers

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A law made it harder to expel Illinois preschoolers. But it’s been slow to catch on.

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‘I don’t understand how it works’: Parents voice frustration during decision week for Chicago preschool

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Here are 12 things Chicago parents want to know about universal pre-K

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Chicago will start taking universal pre-K applications on April 30

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Illinois is doing better by its youngest learners — but it’s reaching too few of them

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Big day for preschool: Illinois governor says state universal pre-K coming in 4 years; Chicago invests $77 million in early learning

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Four questions for Chelsea Clinton about expanding early learning in cities

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Here’s why Chelsea Clinton came to Chicago to visit a laundromat

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Across Illinois, littlest children face some form of ‘high risk,’ new report says

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Illinois has more working mothers than the U.S. average — and they pay too much for child care

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Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker appoints 8 new state board members in near total sweep

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