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Recent early education news and updates

In the News

State budget crisis looms large for CNC

March 27, 2003
Hadley St. John

“The greatest return on our education investment is in the preschool years.”

State updates road map for economic development

March 27, 2003
Robert Travis Scott

Plan will expand preschool education

$700 million planned for young pupils

March 26, 2003
Jan Murphy

Young pupils would benefit

52% of kindergarteners in Md. judged ‘fully ready’

March 26, 2003
Mike Bowler

State report is aimed at improving programs

Editorial: Protecting Head Start

March 26, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local

Changes proposed by the president would leave too many children behind

Education Feels States’ Financial Squeeze

March 26, 2003
Pamela M. Prah with Jason White

Education consistently ranks as a top priority for American voters, but that hasn’t spared it from the chopping block as state lawmakers struggle to balance their budgets. At least 20 states have targeted this crown jewel of public services, a sure sign of just how bad the states’ fiscal crunch has become.

Planning together

March 26, 2003 Quality and CurriculumSpecial Education
Karen Garrison

Special Ed co-op and playschool work together

Rendell pitches higher and lower taxes

March 26, 2003
Mario F. Cattabiani and Dale Mezzacappa

The governor proposed raising the income levy to reduce property taxes. The goal: Improving education.

Fitchburg early childhood ed chief opposes program cuts

March 26, 2003
Benjamin Cole

Through the Community Partnership Program, parents are able to choose a preschool in the city and pay the tuition based on a sliding scale according to the family income.

Grade goes up for Kansas City children, but budget cuts are a worry

March 25, 2003
Mara Rose Williams

The report card, released today, determines the well-being of children by looking at five benchmarks: safety and security, health, early education, education and teen years.