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DPS approves preschool fees at 17 locations

April 4, 2003
Monte Whaley

The district says about 4,000 students now take advantage of the tuition-free program.

Study: State schools need $740 million

April 4, 2003
Lisa Deffendall

Authors say that would provide just basic needs

Lawmakers push preschool

April 3, 2003
Lynda Gledhill

Measure mandates kindergarten, funds classes for toddlers

State to fund schools with proven programs

April 3, 2003
Jane Elizabeth

Gov.'s plan to target preschool, class sizes

W.Va. law guarantees free preschool

April 3, 2003
Jean Tarbett

In less than 10 years, preschool will be free for 4-year-olds throughout the state of West Virginia.

Almost 2,000 Child Care Slots Are Going Unfilled, Report Says

April 2, 2003
Leslie Kaufman

Nearly 2,000 slots in city-financed child care centers are not being filled, according to a report released yesterday by the city comptroller, even though nearly 47,000 low-income children are on a waiting list.

Parents learn to help children’s education

April 2, 2003
Diane Mouskourie

The Chicoses were two of 37 parents who graduated from More at Four Kindergarten Parent Academy on Tuesday night at Cliffdale Classical Elementary School. The sessions included lessons on how to improve a child’s self-esteem, how to be a better parent and how to help children succeed in school.

Who Makes More Than Who in New York

April 2, 2003 Workforce
Janny Scott

But who knew that fitness trainers and aerobics instructors make almost as much as sociologists and nearly twice as much as preschool teachers? The average for child care workers was $10.01, preschool teachers $13.50 and maids and housekeepers $13.66.

Column: Women at Work: Good child care takes good care of the economy

April 1, 2003 Economics and Finance
Jilian Mincer

Child care, especially high-quality care, prepares children for school and life and enables parents to work. What most people don’t realize is that it also has a huge impact on the current and future economy of a state, according to a report released in March by the Mid-America Regional Council.

Foster offers little advice on budget cuts

April 1, 2003
Robert Travis Scott

Speech emphasizes education and economic development