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email@example.comSPRINGFIELD, -- It's a growing problem and educators say it's time to do something about it. There's a significant number of kids in Springfield who are not ready for kindergarten. Research shows for every dollar spent on early education, there's an...
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Embargoed for Release Friday, February 4, 2011 12:01 a.m. Contact: Robert Bock or Marianne Glass Miller 301-496-5133 High-quality preschool program produces long-term...
firstname.lastname@example.orgNIXA, Mo. -- Dozens are losing their jobs and nearly 200 fewer at-risk children will get services. That’s the reality of budget cuts at the Head Start Program run by the Ozark Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC). As parents picked up...
email@example.comSPRINGFIELD, Mo. – As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., stall on a federal budget, people here feel the heat of the sequester. The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) is bracing for cuts in nearly all programs that it provides for low...
Tags: Schools, Preschools, Early Learning, Washington, DC, Education
firstname.lastname@example.orgSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- As lawmakers in Washington, D.C., battle over spending cuts, many here deal with a lot of uncertainty, thanks to the delays. One agency that doesn’t know how much funding it will receive is the Ozarks Area Community Action...
NIXA, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon visited John Thomas School of Discovery and the Nixa School District’s Early Learning Center on Friday to recognize the district for its continued academic excellence. Nixa School District has been accredited "with...
When children get the nurturing and support they need from the very start, they thrive and are more likely to succeed in school and in life. This is why Connecticut should create an Office of Early Childhood and Congress should enact President Obama's...
Tags: Barack Obama, U.S. Congress
Thank you for Jamie Smith Hopkins front page story on the growth of poverty in suburbs across Maryland ("Poor people in Balto.'s suburbs outnumber those in city," May 21). The article is must reading for policymakers, civic groups, faith-based leaders and...
Tags: Social Issues, Poverty
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance. The vote was one small victory this week for critics of a massive, five-year farm bill that...
The difference in income levels in Connecticut is great. Unfortunately, 118,809 children here are in poverty, according to the Children's Defense Fund. That is 14.9 percent of Connecticut's children. Of that number, 54,304, or 6.8 percent, are in...
The Florida Times-UnionThe federal government is closing 8 Jacksonville-area Head Start centers, leaving roughly 250 children displaced and parents looking for a child care alternative. David Abramowitz, a regional director with Florida's Department of Children and Families...
Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.Residents of the greater Owensboro region already have felt some pain from automatic, across-the-board federal budget cuts called sequestration, and more cuts will come in the next fiscal year without congressional action to stop them. Some argue the...
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