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Mayors warn against unfunded preschool program


October 2, 2003
Associated Press

The Connecticut State Board of Education is considering a recommendation to expand the state’s K-12 educational system to include voluntary preschool programs.

Pawlenty pitches paying ‘super teachers’ up to $100,000


October 2, 2003
James Walsh

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said the “super teacher” program, which would be among the first in the nation, will be a bold step toward closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged and minority students and white students in Minnesota.

Pre-K plan is a work in progress


October 2, 2003
Leslie Postal

When Florida’s free pre-kindergarten program begins in 2005, don’t expect a simple expansion of the current public school system.

Preschool on bond wish list


September 30, 2003 English Language LearnersOutcomesQuality and CurriculumSpecial Education
T. Keung Hui

Pre-kindergarten / Wake wants new center

Senate defies governor to OK education funding


September 30, 2003 Economics and FinanceState & Local
Tom Barnes

Rendell signals he'll veto $1.4 billion stopgap bill

Controversy clouds future of Head Start


September 30, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & LocalWorkforce
Bob Kemper

Debate focuses on level of state control

Kindergarten requirements concern parents


September 29, 2003
Joelle Tessler

Without some of the basics once taught in kindergarten — how to line up, how to sit at a desk, how to recite the alphabet — many low-income children who have never been to preschool start out behind.

Preschool costs burdening districts


September 28, 2003
Associated Press

State-mandated programs at risk

Preschool Required but not fully funded


September 27, 2003
Nancy C. Rodriguez

Educators push lawmakers to cover higher costs

Report shows local children increasingly ready for school


September 26, 2003
Elizabeth Simpson

College of William and Mary Professor Joseph Galano said the improvement is striking given the challenges facing many children in Hampton Roads.