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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.

Foster wants more education spending


March 13, 2003
Ed Anderson

But he knows state finances already tight

Who’s Afraid of Deep Preschool Cuts? Scrambling Parents


March 13, 2003
David M. Herszenhorn

With politicians increasingly convinced that the prekindergarten program will be eliminated, parents throughout New York City are fretting over alternative schooling arrangements for next fall, just as deadlines are passing for enrollment at many private nursery schools. Many poor parents are not registering their children for programs, saying they cannot afford the expense without the…

Parents can help prepare children for kindergarten


March 12, 2003
Nancy Mace

This is the time of year schools are registering students for kindergarten, and area teachers have plenty of tips for getting children ready. Kindergartners should have self-confidence along with academic and communication skills.

Davis targets state subsidy for child care


March 11, 2003
Helen Gao

Statewide, more than 724,000 families and their children depend on subsidized care provided by 850 agencies under contract with the California Department of Education.

Rendell visits to push budget


March 11, 2003
Nick Falsone

Education high on governor's agenda.