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Nebraska fares well in report on kids


June 11, 2003
Mike Bockoven

But questions linger over what lies on the horizon

Pennsylvania improves a little in caring for kids


June 11, 2003
Steve Levin

A pair of new reports released today further amplify the link between poverty and lowered outcomes for children living in the midst of it.

Tennessee 43rd in child health


June 11, 2003
Craig Boerner

State investments in childcare are paying off but Tennesse still only ranks better than seven states overall.

Conditions improve for Ohio’s children


June 11, 2003
Margo Rutledge Kissell

But state falls behind in national rankings

Researchers verify reading ability gets a boost from phonics


June 10, 2003
George Archibald

The study, just published by researchers of the National Institute for Early Education Research and Rutgers University in New Jersey, re-examined findings of the National Reading Panel (NRP) in 2000. The study, titled “Teaching Children To Read: The Fragile Link Between Science and Federal Education Policy,” also confirmed the NRP’s finding that children’s reading ability…

Early start to close learning gap


June 9, 2003
Jonathan D. Rockoff

Schools: Baltimore County has joined the nationwide push to teach reading and other skills to children who don't get the basics at home.

Sparks Fly Over States’ Role In Head Start


June 9, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Pamela M. Prah

Among the most controversial aspects of the House GOP measure is the idea of allowing states to combine their pre-school and child care programs with Head Start. [The House plan] dropped the idea of moving the Head Start program from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Department of Education, which many groups…

At-risk children may get state aid


June 8, 2003
Jan Murphy

Lawmakers consider proposals to expand preschool education

Cuts Shrink Head Start Services


June 8, 2003
Catherine Candisky

Program might lose a third of state-funded slots for poor children

Doyle blasts cuts to K-4


June 7, 2003
Sarah Carr and Jesse Garza

If Legislature OKs $46 million reduction in kindergarten spending, governor says, he'll veto it