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Recent early education news and updates

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Riley’s bill to rehire teachers put first

May 18, 2003
David White

Package likely will propose bill to start more pre-kindergarten programs for children from poor families.

Districts would lose federal money if program cut

May 17, 2003
Dan Benson

Eliminating 4-year-old kindergarten will cost state, study says

State may take over Head Start

May 17, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Cathy Hayden

Some officials not in favor of proposal by president

School achievement gap narrower in Ohio

May 14, 2003
Stephen Ohlemacher

Ohio has done slightly better than the nation in closing the achievement gap among black, Latino and white students.

Column: Businesses have a stake in early childhood development

May 13, 2003
Chuck Slocum

Proper care for pre-kindergarten children is a “positive indicator” to future success in school and the workplace.

Comment: Pre-kindergarten funds too important

May 12, 2003
Rebecca Barrera

In Texas, one out of every two preschoolers has been identified as at-risk.

Easley’s More at Four struggles to fill slots

May 12, 2003
Trish Wilson

Program stymied by space, delays

Editorial: Flunking kindergarten

May 12, 2003

State must help more children succeed

Foundations focus on early education

May 12, 2003
Patricia Swanson

The Pew Charitable Trusts is so convinced of the value of such programs that it has diverted much of its educational funding to early childhood development. Last year, Pew granted $5.3 million to establish the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University.

Researchers say every $1 spent early education saves $6-7 later

May 12, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Tim Eaton

Researchers say that money spent on young children is a hedge against much larger amounts spent later in life on welfare, government-funded medical care and prison.