Will the federal government keep funding early learning programs at current levels? Will it be able to maintain the funding boost that came with the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in an era of federal budget deficits? What impact might the austerity measures put into place by the recent debt ceiling agreement have?
Each year, Early Ed Watch tracks these issues and watches the appropriations process in Congress to see how and if programs will be funded next year.
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