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Opinion: A vote for the Children’s Trust — and why

July 31, 2002 Economics and Finance
Michael Putney

On Sept. 10, I’ll vote Yes to create a Miami-Dade Children’s Trust. I believe [David Lawrence, Jr.] when he says that for every dollar we spend early on to help troubled children and their parents, we save $7 later, not to mention myriad problems for the kids and society.

SC Gov wants to expand preschool, up teacher pay

July 31, 2002
Kenneth A. Harris

Gov. Jim Hodges rolled out education proposals Tuesday designed to build on gains made in classrooms from preschool to college. He wants to make public or private prekindergarten classes available to at least 10,000 more children in the next four years.

School plan qualifies for ballot in Florida

July 31, 2002 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted
Tere Figueras

Free pre-K classes proposed

Tutoring Gives Pupils an Edge . . . for Preschool

July 31, 2002
Marek Fuchs

Aiming to give their young children a jump-start on their academic experience, parents are having them work with private tutors. The goal is to have the children enter school with a toehold on reading.

Louisiana Program Targets 6,000 Preschoolers

July 30, 2002 State & Local
Ed Anderson

Good start for many students, governor says

NC Senate Candidate Stresses Early Education

July 29, 2002 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Mark Johnson

Former Gov. Hunt Joins Candidate at Wilson Day Care

Opinion: The Motherhood Issue

July 26, 2002 Quality and Curriculum
E. J. Dionne Jr.

Respected scholars at Columbia University found that children whose mothers worked 30 hours or more by the time the kids were 9 months old got lower scores on the tests than comparably placed kids whose moms didn’t work outside the home. But the study also found the quality of outside child care can make a…

Editorial: Governor Easley’s preemptive move to boost education funding is a dramatic, and appropriate, response to a judge’s order

July 26, 2002 Economics and FinanceState & Local

As legislators ponder and ponder and ponder some more on how to close a $1.5 billion shortfall in the state budget, a more immediate deadline looms: A judicial order to answer the needs of children at risk of failure in the state’s public schools. Governor Easley on Wednesday offered his answer in the form of…

Welfare Study Finds Big Need for Child Care

July 24, 2002
Carla Rivera

Welfare recipients in Los Angeles County say inadequate and expensive child care is the major impediment to getting and keeping a job, according to a large-scale study released Tuesday (July 23) by county officials. The study, “Running Out of Time: Voices of Parents Struggling to Move from Welfare to Work,” was commissioned by the Los…

Private day care cries foul

July 23, 2002 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Michelle Krupa

Public preschools not ready, they say