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Painful cuts avoided, but state budget still stings

June 29, 2003 Economics and FinanceState & Local
Karin Miller, The Associated Press

Instead of abolishing any of the 150 pre-K programs, the Tennessee Education Department plans to spread $6 million in state funds among them all so they can continue operating, albeit on a shoestring budget. Local governments may pick up some slack and the state may relax some rules so the classes can operate more cheaply….

Opinion: Adequacy in Education: Why Is Clear. But How?

June 28, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Peter Schrag

In the New York case, the Court of Appeals ruled that inadequate financing by the state was depriving students of an adequate education. It makes clear that good schooling is ultimately a state responsibility, no matter how inadequate the funds from local taxpayers or how mismanaged a local district may be.

Editorial: Fighting for Fairness at School

June 27, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local

More than 40 state governments have been sued for failing to provide poor districts with enough money to educate their children up to the standards articulated in their state constitutions. New York joined the list yesterday when the state’s highest court ruled that the government was constitutionally responsible for revising the school financing formula in…

State Underfinancing Damages City Schools, Court Rules

June 27, 2003 Economics and FinanceGovernance and AccountabilityState & Local
Greg Winter

New York State’s method for financing education has shortchanged New York City to the point of creating systemic failure in its schools and depriving students of their constitutional right to a decent education, the state’s highest court ruled yesterday. In a 4-to-1 decision, the Court of Appeals ordered the state to figure out what it…

What happened to lottery’s foes?

June 25, 2003 Economics and FinanceState & Local
Kristen Wyatt

Georgia Lottery turns 10

Editorial: Universal preschool

June 23, 2003 AccessEconomics and FinanceUniversal and Targeted

California’s fledgling drive to give all children access to high quality preschool has bumped up against an unavoidable fact: The state doesn’t have any money to spend on big new initiatives, and likely won’t in the immediate future. But where public coffers have run dry, private efforts can fill in around the edges, and they…

Editorial: If child care is so good, why not pay for it?

June 4, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes

Law enforcement officials in California … acknowledge that effectively caring for children and offering nurturing after-school programs not only help the children in learning and achievement, but they prevent crime. But try getting them to pay for it.

New Poll of Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Shows 80 Percent Support Greater Pre-K Investment, Even if it Means Increasing Revenue

June 4, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Press Release

New report also shows quality pre-kindergarten cuts crime, saves money

Researchers say every $1 spent early education saves $6-7 later

May 12, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Tim Eaton

Researchers say that money spent on young children is a hedge against much larger amounts spent later in life on welfare, government-funded medical care and prison.

Study finds economic benefits of early education

May 6, 2003 Economics and FinanceOutcomes
Emily Carlson

For more than 18 years, Arthur Reynolds has studied the long-term benefits of an early childhood educational program. While his previous papers have documented the positive effects of the particular program on children’s behavior and well-being, the latest documents its positive effects on the economy.