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Op-Ed: A Sound Investment in Early Education


January 15, 2003 Economics and Finance
Mara Aspinall and Kathleen Kelley

Economic analysis tells us that early childhood education is a sound investment of limited resources. Until every child shows up on that first day of school properly prepared to learn, Massachusetts will fall short of its education and economic goals.

The Baby Ivies


January 12, 2003

The importance of a good preschool

Head restart: Research suggests Head Start programs help children


January 10, 2003
Matthew Franck

Research suggests that well-run Head Start programs help children from low-income families to prepare for kindergarten. For years, however, those benefits have eluded thousands of children in the city who qualify for the free services but are not enrolled.

Familiar names on preschool panel


January 10, 2003
Troy Anderson

Child advocate Nancy Daly Riordan and former Assembly Speaker Robert M. Hertzberg were named Thursday to co-chair an advisory committee that will help decide how to spend $100 million in Los Angeles County to ensure quality preschool for children. First 5 LA, formerly known as the Los Angeles County Children and Families First-Proposition 10 Commission,…

City to pilot state preschool effort


January 9, 2003 AccessState & LocalUniversal and Targeted

Six Illinois communities chosen to roll out the state's universal preschool initiative

School Reforms vital, will hurt, Huckabee says


January 9, 2003
Seth Blomeley

Solving Arkansas public school problems may require sacrifices

Kindergarten Prep Takes Root


January 8, 2003

Pioneering program in Santa Ana reflects new thinking

Rendell Picks Education Secretary


January 8, 2003

Phillips slated for Pennsylvania's top education post

School Referendum Set for Feb. 18;


January 5, 2003

The Pardeeville School Board has approved a three-question school referendum for Feb. 18.

State budget deficit challenges preschool funding


January 3, 2003

Indiana P-16 program to be costly