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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.

Districts would lose federal money if program cut


May 17, 2003
Dan Benson

Eliminating 4-year-old kindergarten will cost state, study says

State may take over Head Start


May 17, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Cathy Hayden

Some officials not in favor of proposal by president

School achievement gap narrower in Ohio


May 14, 2003
Stephen Ohlemacher

Ohio has done slightly better than the nation in closing the achievement gap among black, Latino and white students.

Column: Businesses have a stake in early childhood development


May 13, 2003
Chuck Slocum

Proper care for pre-kindergarten children is a “positive indicator” to future success in school and the workplace.