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In N.M., preschool for average students can be hard to come by

August 20, 2003
Susie Gran

A statewide pre-kindergarten program for all 3- and 4-year-old does not exist.

How Early Education Pays Off

August 20, 2003 Outcomes
Tim Eaton

[M]oney spent on young children is a hedge against much larger amounts spent later in life on welfare, government-funded medical care and prison. Steven Barnett, a Rutgers University professor and director of the National Institute for Early Education Research, audited the Abecedarian results and said early learning decreased behavior problems and crime and increased productivity…

Daley aims to give poor kids a boost

August 20, 2003
Gary Washburn

Early medical aid, schooling planned

Florida Board Backs Retreat on Class Size

August 20, 2003
Abby Goodnough

Florida’s top education officials are seeking a partial repeal of a disputed plan to lower class size, a move that could cost state taxpayers billions of dollars. The State Board of Education voted unanimously today to advocate sharply scaling back the plan, which voters approved as a constitutional amendment last fall.

State pre-k has uncertain relationship with Head Start

August 18, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Emily Peters

Louisiana's premier pre-k program brings national Head Start issue home

Panel to make pre-K a reality

August 18, 2003 AccessUniversal and Targeted
Leslie Postal

Florida voters decided in November that the state should offer free prekindergarten classes to all its 4-year-olds. Now, a committee led by Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings must figure just what a universal pre-K program should look like.

State wants more people taught to teach

August 15, 2003
Blake Morlock

The Arizona Board of Regents wants to make teaching teachers a top priority during the next 12 months.

Legislature asked to give $1 million to fight lawsuit

August 14, 2003
Chip Scutari

School finance system at issue

Parents will get to choose program for pre-K care

August 13, 2003
Alan Gomez

The parents of children who are eligible for subsidized pre-kindergarten care in Palm Beach County can now decide where to send their children.

U.S. school system continues to grow

August 12, 2003 AccessUniversal and Targeted
Jennifer Harper

More than half — 52 percent — of our 3- and 4-year-olds go to preschool, up from 21 percent in 1970. According to the census figures, six out of 10 of them attend all-day preschools, up from one in 10 three decades ago.