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A Pervasive Dismay on a Bush School Law


March 19, 2003 AssessmentGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Michael Winerip

Michael Sentance, the Department of Education’s Northeast representative, sat before Vermont’s joint House-Senate committee on education not long ago, defending the No Child Left Behind Act, and sustained two hours of hammering by Republicans and Democrats alike. How do you defend a law that is likely to result in 85 percent of public schools in…

Early education needs funding


March 17, 2003
Craig Boerner

Dr. Douglas Wood, executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Education, is pushing for a portion of anticipated lottery revenues to support early childhood education.

Editorial: Bush’s education cuts counterproductive


March 17, 2003

As part of his budget, President Bush has proposed big changes in Head Start, the federal pre-school program, and substantial cuts in after-school and vocational education. While no one can plausibly deny that illiteracy is a huge problem, these proposals seem to be working against themselves.

Head Start changes feared


March 17, 2003
Carla Crowder

State leaders say Bush's plan may shift program's foundation for family

Editorial: State’s early kindergarten students reap many rewards


March 16, 2003
Elizabeth Burmaster

That is why we must continue to provide our youngest children with every opportunity to reach their full potential.

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