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Manhattan’s Elite Don’t Kid Around

November 15, 2002
Michael Powell

Preschool Admission Rivals Any Boardroom Battle

At-risk kids catch up in preschool

November 13, 2002 Outcomes
Bill Robinson

South Carolina Education Department study finds early schooling offsets disadvantages

Development classes worth it, report says

November 13, 2002 OutcomesQuality and Curriculum
Allison L. Bruce

Benefits long-lasting, South Carolina education chief says

Preschool Program Offers Promise of Bright Future at Decatur, Arkansas School

November 11, 2002 Outcomes
Meghan Gordon

A new prekindergarten program at a local elementary school means improvements districtwide and higher test scores in the future.

Opinion: We pay more to park cars than to care for children

November 10, 2002 Workforce
Judith H. Chase

In Pennsylvania, early childhood workers are better educated than the general population — classroom head teachers at licensed centers are required to have post high school degrees — yet they cannot command competitive salaries. A recent legislative survey found that degreed child care teachers earn $16,556, on average, and aides earn $11,427.

State begins sorting out details of Pre-K amendment

November 10, 2002 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Mandy Bolen

Now that Florida voters have determined all 4-year-olds should have access to preschool education, lawmakers have to figure out how to provide it. But educators, child-care providers, parents, teachers and anyone else with an interest in early childhood education are going to offer possible answers and a lot of opinions at a series of meetings…

Pre-K plan raises issues

November 8, 2002 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Laura Diamond

Questions about financing, school sites already surfacing

Push is on to start pre-K plan early

November 7, 2002 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Anita Kumar and Alicia Caldwell

Providing prekindergarten for 4-year-olds proved popular with Florida voters Tuesday, and now some politicians want to get the program running sooner than required. Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas, the initiative’s architect, said Wednesday that he expects to meet with the state’s early child care providers next week and then persuade the Board of Education and the…

Portland’s child levy passes, and activists look beyond city

November 7, 2002
Scott Learn

Vote counts Wednesday pushed Portland’s five-year children’s levy over the top, giving Oregon its first money measure for prekindergarten programs and inspiring supporters who hope to export the idea down the Willamette Valley and nationwide. The levy will raise $10 million a year to finance child-abuse prevention, after-school and mentoring programs, and prekindergarten education programs…

Education gets a boost: Class caps, pre-K win

November 6, 2002 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Tyler Bridges

Amendment 8, which will make prekindergarten available to all 4-year-olds throughout Florida for no cost, easily won passage. [T]he pre-K amendment was approved without controversy, and it won’t cost anything next year unless legislators heed Mayor Penelas’ call to begin phasing in the program before required to by law.