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Opinion: Head Start Plan Shortchanges Kids

May 11, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local

The Bush Administration Plan Would End Up Spending More Money On Bureaucracy And Less On Children.

Riley plan could face GOP opposition

May 9, 2003
Sallie Owen and Bill Barrow

Gov. Riley asks Legislature to consider plan that some say would raise taxes up to $1.2 billion

Senate panel kills voucher proposals

May 9, 2003
Laura Maggi

Low-income families won't get school options

Head Start reform still undefined

May 8, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Cheryl Wetzstein

The Head Start reauthorization bill upcoming in the House will probably contain key Bush administration reforms, though not exactly what the White House has proposed, a House Republican said yesterday. “There’s still room for improvement” in the $6.6 billion federal Head Start program, said Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican and chairman of the House…

Robin Hood replacement plan faces stiff opposition in House

May 8, 2003
Clay Robison

Despite the Texas State Senate’s unanimity on a school finance overhaul, House Speaker Tom Craddick said the measure faces opposition in the House.

Acute shortage of men teachers

May 7, 2003 Workforce
Mike Bowler

Survey: Males an endangered species in early education in Maryland.

At low-scoring schools, poverty often is fact of life

May 7, 2003
Matthew I. Pinzur

“I’ve heard people say that you can’t blame poverty for a lack of achievement,” Holmes principal Lillian Cooper said. “But you cannot ignore the fact that, with the different socioeconomic levels, children come to school armed differently.”

Business Leaders Warn of Early Learning Gap

May 7, 2003 Quality and Curriculum
Press Release

Urge States, Federal Government to Build High-Quality Early Childhood Education Programs

Officials scramble to save face — and Head Start

May 7, 2003
Eric Kelderman

County officials have backed away from dire announcements that they would lose $4.1 million of federal aid for the county’s Head Start program.

Plan worries Head Start supporters

May 7, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Robert Dodge and Joshua Benton

Program's reading, writing, 'rithmetic may face review