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Q&A: Publicly Funded Preschool ‘Top Priority’ For U.S. Department Of Education

Expanding publicly funded care for children under 5 is a top priority for the U.S. Department of Education, said Libby Doggett, the deputy assistant secretary of Policy and Early Learning. Doggett, a Texas native, was appointed in late August 2013 to replace Jacqueline Jones, the first person to hold the post created by President Barack Obama in November 2011. Doggett sat down with EdSource at an Education Writers Association conference on early education in New Orleans.