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A better start? Big promises, big problems

March 10, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Anne McGrath

The Bush administration's call for Head Start to focus on academics has caused quite a furor

Legislators to fight for dwindling funds

March 10, 2003
Kenneth A. Harris

Budget battles begin in earnest this week in S.C. House

Vilsack plans education council

March 9, 2003
Mike McWilliams

Governor attends forum at City High

Child Care’s Expensive: For One Couple, It’s $17,794 For Year

March 9, 2003
Patricia Simms and Valeria Davis Humphrey

Quality Day Care Is Getting Beyond The Reach Of Middle-class Families.

A Welfare-to-Work Study Finds No Harm to Children

March 7, 2003
Robert Pear

Poor children suffer no psychological damage when their mothers move from welfare to work, as millions of women have in recent years, a major new study says. The researchers said they had detected neither harmful nor beneficial effects on preschool children when their mothers went from welfare to work.

Cohen backs use of lottery for pre-K

March 7, 2003
Bonna de la Cruz

Senator persuaded by governor's interest

Editorial: Early education / Study reinforces need to invest

March 7, 2003

[S]tudies underscore the urgent need to improve and expand preschool learning — both for the students themselves and society in general. Although some attention has been focused on preschool learning, government, schools, businesses and nonprofits must do more to support early education.

Rowland vows state will be 1st to take over Head Start

March 7, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Lolita C. Baldor

Gov. John G. Rowland sparred with members of Congress Thursday over President Bush’s proposal for states to take over the Head Start programs, and he vowed that Connecticut would be the first to take on the challenge. “Head Start is a great program, we can make it better,” Rowland told members of the House Education…

Budget ax spares schools

March 6, 2003
Chris Christoff and Dawson Bell

$6,700-per-pupil minimum reached via lottery plans, other cuts

Easley balances budget with cuts

March 6, 2003
Sharif Durhams

Plan gives some raises and boosts education but delays tax breaks