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House G.O.P. Drafts Bill to Overhaul Head Start

June 13, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Diana Jean Schemo

In reshaping Head Start, House Republicans on an education subcommittee intend to emphasize the mission to prepare children academically for kindergarten, they said, and to improve coordination between preschool and elementary education. The $6.8 billion bill drops plans to transfer Head Start to the Education Department from the Department of Health and Human Services in…

District seeking answers to scores

June 13, 2003 Assessment
David Pescatore

School district committees will try to figure out why a large gap exists in standardized test scores between different race and ethnic groups.

Budget to strengthen state

June 13, 2003
Chip Scutari and Robbie Sherwood

But critics of $6.4 bil deal predict tax increase

State shows gain in helping children, but still lags behind

June 12, 2003
Mark Hollis

Florida is making headway at improving children’s health, education and overall well-being, although most other states are doing better, according to a national study that examines how well America is caring for its young.

Report: Well-Being of Va.’s Children Improves

June 12, 2003
Hillary Copsey

The Kids Count report released Tuesday ranked Virginia 14th overall among the states in 10 major indicators of child well-being.

Report raises hopes on kids in N.M.

June 12, 2003
Joline Gutierrez Krueger

New Mexico continues to rank at the bottom of the state-by-state rankings for child poverty – as it has for the past two years – but it is now tied with Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the Kids Count Data Book 2003 released today.

Children in N.J. living the good life

June 12, 2003
Thomas Barlas

The Kids Count report shows that New Jersey ranks fourth in the nation – behind Minnesota, New Hampshire and Utah – in connection with benchmarks of child well being.

Conditions improve for Ohio’s children

June 11, 2003
Margo Rutledge Kissell

But state falls behind in national rankings

Tennessee 43rd in child health

June 11, 2003
Craig Boerner

State investments in childcare are paying off but Tennesse still only ranks better than seven states overall.

Pennsylvania improves a little in caring for kids

June 11, 2003
Steve Levin

A pair of new reports released today further amplify the link between poverty and lowered outcomes for children living in the midst of it.