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Planning together


March 26, 2003 Quality and CurriculumSpecial Education
Karen Garrison

Special Ed co-op and playschool work together

Education Feels States’ Financial Squeeze


March 26, 2003
Pamela M. Prah with Jason White

Education consistently ranks as a top priority for American voters, but that hasn’t spared it from the chopping block as state lawmakers struggle to balance their budgets. At least 20 states have targeted this crown jewel of public services, a sure sign of just how bad the states’ fiscal crunch has become.

Editorial: Protecting Head Start


March 26, 2003 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local

Changes proposed by the president would leave too many children behind

52% of kindergarteners in Md. judged ‘fully ready’


March 26, 2003
Mike Bowler

State report is aimed at improving programs

$700 million planned for young pupils


March 26, 2003
Jan Murphy

Young pupils would benefit

House turns down prekindergarten bill


March 25, 2003
Michael Rowett and Michael R. Wickline

The Arkansas House of Representatives rejected a bill Monday to mandate prekindergarten programs in school districts that are failing academically.

Grade goes up for Kansas City children, but budget cuts are a worry


March 25, 2003
Mara Rose Williams

The report card, released today, determines the well-being of children by looking at five benchmarks: safety and security, health, early education, education and teen years.

Editorial: Stand and deliver


March 24, 2003

Rendell and Pa. legislators must do just that to improve public education.

Editorial: Education budgets / Cuts at the edges threaten core


March 24, 2003

Although Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he is trying to spare K-12 education from massive cuts, even some of the smaller ones will have an impact. Continued funding for early childhood education, for example, may be in jeopardy, yet studies show that preschool investments reap huge returns as students progress through school.

Early ed bill gets teachers’ nod


March 24, 2003
Patrice Sawyer

Legislation would create study of state preschool programs