Investing In Our Workforce

Investing In Our Workforce

Harnett County Partnership For Children Hosts Leaders For Readers Event

Harnett County Partnership For Children Hosts Leaders For Readers Event The Daily Record 05/11/2012, Page A02 The Harnett County Partner­ship for Children (HCPC) hosted Leaders for Readers in celebra­tion of Week of the Young Child. Week of the Young Child is...

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Governor Perdue Releases Budget, Recommends Restoring $43M in Cuts to Early Education

Dr. Olson Huff, Board Chair of The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. "We applaud Governor Perdue for putting forth a budget that heavily invests in young children, restoring millions of dollars of funding cut from Smart Start and NC...

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Webinar: Pre-Kindergarten in NC

Pre-Kindergarten in NC: An Effective Strategy for School Success Join us for a Webinar on May 15, 2012, 10AM – 11AM Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/397053945 Co-hosted by the North Carolina Business Committee for Education and the Department of Public Instruction,...

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State Pre-K Assessment Policies: Issues and Status

State Pre-K Assessment Policies: Issues and Status The Educational Testing Service has released a report that looks at current approaches states are using to assess children enrolled in Pre-K programs, some of the challenges of assessing young children's learning, and...

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Action for Children: “State Investments in Child Well-Being Matter”

When it Comes to Child-Well-Being, State Investments Matter  Recent Budget Cuts to Essential Services Jeopardize North Carolina Children's Opportunities for Success      ? (Raleigh, N.C.)-North Carolina's investments in children and youth have fallen short in recent budget years, a fact which may undermine...

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Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce Supports Early Learning

The Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce wrote a letter to North Carolina legislative leaders supporting early childhood programs in the state. Chair Jason Wenzel writes, "We are sensitive to the difficult choices faced by all of our elected leaders; however...

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Large Number of NC Children Living in Poverty

(03/27/12) GOLDSBORO, N.C. - More than 500,000 North Carolina children are living in poverty, and more than half of them are living in extreme poverty, according to the Children's Defense Fund, as their parents struggle to overcome job loss...

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NC Praised for Growth in Graduation Rates

On March 19, 2012, the News and Observer reported that North Carolina is among a handful of states responsible for the majority of growth in high school graduation rates over the past decade, according to a report scheduled to...

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NC Justice Center Releases New Brief on Concentrated Poverty

Today the Budget and Tax Center released a brief, "Barriers to Opportunity: The Growing Problem of Concentrated Poverty in North Carolina's Neighborhoods", that takes a look at the impact of high-poverty neighborhoods on the well-being of its inhabitants. Using...

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How Poverty & Third Grade Reading Skills Influence High School Graduation

A study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation  finds that students who don’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave without a diploma than proficient readers. The report--Double Jeopardy: How Poverty & Third Grade Reading...

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