6/4/2010

Efforts to improve early-childhood education are being complicated by a lack of funding and coordination, said a federal official attending a conference on the topic. While the Obama administration has pledged its support to improving early-learning systems nationwide, such efforts have not been included in competitive grant programs such as the Race to the Top, which are focused on K-12 schools, said Jacqueline Jones, the senior adviser for early learning at the Department of Education.

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