The Pew Charitable Trusts Advancing Quality Pre-K For All, Five Years Later

The Pew Charitable Trusts Advancing Quality Pre-K For All, Five Years Later

In September 2001, after looking carefully at the research base and the prospects for positive change, The Pew Charitable Trusts launched a national initiative with the ambitious goal of ensuring that every three- and four-year-old has access to a quality pre-K education, called Advancing Quality Pre-K For All.

Now, five years later, we want to take stock of where we've been, how our strategy has evolved, and what the future might hold. Many people have worked long and hard to create the pre-K movement in this country, a movement built on a long history of commitment to the issue. We have been privileged to work with many of these dedicated individuals and look forward to continued collaboration that will achieve more victories for children.

Spotlight on Mental Health

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Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.

Explore Pew’s new and improved
Fiscal 50 interactive

Your state's stats are more accessible than ever with our new and improved Fiscal 50 interactive:

  • Maps, trends, and customizable charts
  • 50-state rankings
  • Analysis of what it all means
  • Shareable graphics and downloadable data
  • Proven fiscal policy strategies


Welcome to the new Fiscal 50

Key changes include:

  • State pages that help you keep track of trends in your home state and provide national and regional context.
  • Interactive indicator pages with highly customizable and shareable data visualizations.
  • A Budget Threads feature that offers Pew’s read on the latest state fiscal news.

Learn more about the new and improved Fiscal 50.