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California's kids falling through cracks, study shows

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| California is failing its kids, according to a new report by the Children Now research group. Its online tool lets families look up how their own counties are doing.

State seeks $140 million to expand preschool

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The California Department of Education's grant request would create 3,700 preschool slots, many in communities where parents struggle to find childcare.

Education secretary calls for expansion of preschool

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Arne Duncan, U.S. education secretary, told preschool advocates in Los Angeles that early education should be made available to more children.

Preschool teachers on the minimum wage edge

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As the minimum wage debate grows, there's one group of workers who are among those making low wages even with college degrees: preschool teachers.

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Child care costs nearly 40 percent of some family budgets

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For some single parents, child care in California can be the biggest expense in their household budgets, approaching 40 percent.

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Does teacher race matter to preschool success for children?

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LAUSD preschools employ 86 percent teachers of color. Is this the answer to pre-kindergarten success or is teacher quality more important?

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Frank Gehry-designed social service campus planned for Watts

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Can a beautiful building transform a beleaguered neighborhood? Frank Gehry's project is part of a large vision that would help change Watts.

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Poll shows strong support for universal preschool nationwide

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Non-whites, low-income households and Democrats are most likely to support spending federal funds on expanding preschool access.