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Grandparents leading child-care providers, Census Bureau reports

August 1, 2002

Grandparents were the leading child-care providers for preschoolers who were in some type of child-care arrangement in 1997, according to a report released by the Census Bureau. Among the nation’s 19.6 million preschoolers, grandparents took care of 21 percent, the report said.

Of Quality and Access: Child Care in the United States

August 1, 2002
Abigail Bucuvalas

An Interview with Harvard Professor Kathleen McCartney

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…