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More States Cut Aid for Child Care

May 5, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Amy Goldstein

Study Shows Fiscal Problems Led to Restrictions on Low-Income Families

Editorial: Taking the “C” (cash) out of the ABCs

May 4, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Kay Mills

The Administration wants to convert Head Start, now a proven 38-year-old comprehensive effort to prepare students for kindergarten, into a block grant program. The Administration would also move the program into the federal Department of Education, a switch that would put the comprehensive nature of Head Start at risk.

Preschools not banking on continued funding

May 4, 2003
Bradley Weaver

Tobacco tax grants help local nurseries, but money may evaporate

Bill Eliminates Cuts to Schools

May 1, 2003 Economics and FinanceState & Local
Ellen Yan

Lawmakers confident of votes to override possible Pataki veto

County Head Start Program in State of Upheaval

May 1, 2003
Brigid Schulte

U.S. Rejects Proposal To Restructure Services

DPHHS job cuts to save services

May 1, 2003
Allison Farrell

The Montana State Legislature approved moving $3 million from the welfare fund to help the working poor pay for day-care.

Preschoolers are mentors, friends to special-ed classmates

April 30, 2003 Quality and CurriculumSpecial Education
Angie Brunkow

This Omaha Public Schools preschool program is an integrated classroom that combines 10 special-education children with 10 neighborhood kids. The classroom operates as a normal preschool, though students probably get more one-on-one attention because four adults are present.

U.S. Rejects Montgomery’s Head Start Plan

April 30, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Brigid Schulte

County Proposed to Serve Same Number of Children, Place More in Local Program

Bush Head Start plan faces tough fight in Congress

April 29, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Melissa Seckora

If Congress adopts the Bush proposals, the changes would give governors the option to integrate preschool programs with Head Start programs for their state or areas within it. In exchange, they would have to meet certain accountability requirements.

Trying to put kids first

April 29, 2003
Sean Murphy

The Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Act creates a 28-member board composed of public and private sector representatives charged with examining current programs and encouraging the development of school readiness programs by involving the private sector in helping to fund early childhood education.