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House Republicans Offer Plan to Strengthen Head Start


May 22, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Press Release

Discourage States from Cutting Early Childhood Education Spending

Analysis Calls Phonics Findings Into Question


May 21, 2003 Quality and Curriculum
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo

The National Reading Panel, whose 2000 report has served as the basis for President Bush’s Reading First initiative as well as state and district policies around the country, gave too much credit to the importance of phonics instruction in teaching young children to read, argues a new study published in a peer-reviewed journal. Consequently, policymakers…

Head Start faces change


May 21, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Wendy Wendland-Bowyer

Kids program may be different if U.S. allows takeover by states

Editorial: Give pre-k priority over HOPE


May 20, 2003

The pre-k program reaches children early and tries to make every Georgia child ready to succeed by the time formal schooling begins.

Supporters fear Bush proposal may doom Jersey’s Head Start


May 20, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
John Mooney

[A]s the proposal nears approval, the argument is that a block grant to cash-strapped states like New Jersey would surely lead to the demise of Head Start as it now exists. But as a former Head Start employee herself, the state Department of Education’s preschool director voiced strong support for the program and its role…

Editorial: Starting early


May 19, 2003

East Bay district leads on preschool

Expert sure it’s not the schools


May 19, 2003
Aimee Edmondson

Pre-K patterns tie their hands

Expert: Louisiana childcare cuts represent a ‘monumental’ error


May 19, 2003
Mary Webb

Studies show that high-quality preschool programs like LA 4 have a significant benefit to families, including sustaining parents in the workplace and improving children’s readiness for school.

Preschool funds in doubt


May 18, 2003
Ricki Morell

An early childhood program run by the Department of Education is at the center of a Beacon Hill battle

Riley’s bill to rehire teachers put first


May 18, 2003
David White

Package likely will propose bill to start more pre-kindergarten programs for children from poor families.