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Getting our students to school on time

My three kids started school last week. With one in high school, one in middle school, and a wee first-grader,...

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New toolkit helps summer program providers reach parents

Children work hard during the school year and they learn a lot. But if we are not careful, they can...

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A look at the North Carolina General Assembly budget proposal

There is a lot to digest for early childhood in the North Carolina General Assembly’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year...

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NC Early Childhood Foundation on chronic absence and why it matters in North Carolina

 

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Will North Carolina lead or lag on early learning?

Previously hailed as a forerunner on early learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the recently released revised draft...

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Senate- and House-proposed elementary school accountability plans miss an opportunity to prioritize K-3 school quality and student success

The recently-released Senate and House budgets would amend North Carolina’s school accountability system to align with new federal requirements under...

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Could better tax policy help families pay for child care?

A national conversation is currently playing out about how to use tax policy to help families pay for child care....

 

Edgecombe, Nash and Wayne Counties join nationwide campaign for grade-level reading

Editor’s Note: The following is a press release from the NC Early Childhood Foundation. Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina communities...

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Addressing the early learning conundrum: High expectations with low requirements and compensation

The expectations on the early learning workforce are high. By the time children transition to kindergarten, they ideally will –...

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Early childhood budget trends in North Carolina

It’s budget time for the state – a good opportunity to review North Carolina’s history of early childhood investments. Investing...