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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

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.