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Davis targets state subsidy for child care


March 11, 2003
Helen Gao

Statewide, more than 724,000 families and their children depend on subsidized care provided by 850 agencies under contract with the California Department of Education.

Rendell visits to push budget


March 11, 2003
Nick Falsone

Education high on governor's agenda.

A better start? Big promises, big problems


March 10, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Anne McGrath

The Bush administration's call for Head Start to focus on academics has caused quite a furor

Legislators to fight for dwindling funds


March 10, 2003
Kenneth A. Harris

Budget battles begin in earnest this week in S.C. House

Vilsack plans education council


March 9, 2003
Mike McWilliams

Governor attends forum at City High

Child Care’s Expensive: For One Couple, It’s $17,794 For Year


March 9, 2003
Patricia Simms and Valeria Davis Humphrey

Quality Day Care Is Getting Beyond The Reach Of Middle-class Families.

A Welfare-to-Work Study Finds No Harm to Children


March 7, 2003
Robert Pear

Poor children suffer no psychological damage when their mothers move from welfare to work, as millions of women have in recent years, a major new study says. The researchers said they had detected neither harmful nor beneficial effects on preschool children when their mothers went from welfare to work.

Cohen backs use of lottery for pre-K


March 7, 2003
Bonna de la Cruz

Senator persuaded by governor's interest

Editorial: Early education / Study reinforces need to invest


March 7, 2003

[S]tudies underscore the urgent need to improve and expand preschool learning — both for the students themselves and society in general. Although some attention has been focused on preschool learning, government, schools, businesses and nonprofits must do more to support early education.

Rowland vows state will be 1st to take over Head Start


March 7, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Lolita C. Baldor

Gov. John G. Rowland sparred with members of Congress Thursday over President Bush’s proposal for states to take over the Head Start programs, and he vowed that Connecticut would be the first to take on the challenge. “Head Start is a great program, we can make it better,” Rowland told members of the House Education…