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Preschool of Thought

March 16, 2003
Verne Gay

With shows like 'The Wiggles,' Blue's Clues' and 'Dora the Explorer,' it's a new, interactive day in the neighborhood on toddler TV

Editorial: The Education Sellout

March 15, 2003

George Bush promised to revolutionize public education when he signed the No Child Left Behind Act last year. But his failure to finance the law properly has discouraged recession-strapped states from embracing it fully.

State cuts hit elderly, kids

March 15, 2003
Richard Locker

Services helped with care, jobs

States Cutting School Funding

March 15, 2003
Dale Russakoff and Linda Perlstein

Officials Predict Toll on Students And Bush's Goals

Cos and Effect

March 14, 2003
Ana Figueroa

The crusading comic is changing the face of education

Granholm ready for next challenge

March 14, 2003
Christy Strawser

The governor is armed with information from pediatricians about the importance of early childhood development and plans to kick off innovative child care programs as soon as possible.

Mouths of babes fill the air with protest

March 14, 2003
Lorri Helfand

To kick off Children's Week, children and their providers assemble to protest cuts in services.

Blago aims to ‘build better life’

March 13, 2003
Dave McKinney

Blagojevich also used his first State of the State address to seek higher pay for low- income and female workers, cheaper drugs for senior citizens, universal preschool for at-risk children and the reopening of a shuttered state prison to house drug offenders.

Column: Early childhood education spurs strong economies

March 13, 2003 Economics and Finance
David Crane

The article, by Art Roinick, senior vice-president and director of research at the Minneapolis Fed, and Rob Grunewald, a regional economic analyst at the Minneapolis Fed, argues that many of the devices that governments use to promote economic growth, such as subsidies to attract new plants or support for sports stadiums and similar projects, in…

Eight Casper schools eligible for kindergarten money

March 13, 2003
Holly Strother

The schools are among 22 statewide that will split $300,000 approved by the Legislature to fund full-day kindergarten in Title I schools.