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PHOTO: A strong bond with parents can be critical to a child's later success, but a new review finds that that connection is never made with some 40% of babies and toddlers. Photo credit: Scott & Elaine van der Chijs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The bonds that children develop with their parents early on can be fundamental to their success in life, but the latest research finds many babies and toddlers are missing out, and that means problems. A new analysis concludes that 40 percent of children are not getting th ...Read More

According to federal figures, nearly 5000 pre-school kids were suspended from school in the most recent year. A disproportionate number were minority children. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Education.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Almost 5000 American children have been suspended from pre-school for behavior issues, acording to the latest federal figures, and a disproportionate number were minority kids. According to Jerri Derlikowski, education policy director at Arkansas Advocates for Families and Chil ...Read More

Public schools have found themselves dealing with fewer dollars for staff and programs since the charter school reimbursement was pulled in Pennsylvania.  Photo courtesy of PublicDomainPics.net.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Educators say the loss of state funding for helping communities in Pennsylvania accommodate the financial effect of charter schools is translating to larger class sizes, and less money for staff, programs and textbooks. According to Susan Gobreski, executive director of the group ...Read More

PHOTO: Grandchildren have the chance to put into words the special relationship they share with their grandparents in AARP Michigan's fifth annual Why I Love My Grandparents essay contest. Photo credit: DTL via morguefile.com

LANSING, Mich. – From special treats to life lessons and everywhere in between, grandparents play an important part in the lives of many children, which is why AARP Michigan is holding its fifth annual Why I Love My Grandparents essay contest. Lisa Whitmore Davis, associate state director fo ...Read More

Photo: NC Student Power Union continues to host efforts state wide to demand a debt-free college system by 2020. Courtesy: NC Student Power Union

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Today dozens of North Carolina college students will attend the Board of Governors meeting at UNC Chapel Hill to demand a debt free system from the state's public universities by 2020. With the College Board estimating state tuition prices will rise by 40 percent in the n ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to sign the minimum wage bill on Monday, raising the minimum to $9.50 an hour by 2016. Photo credit: Fibonacci Blue

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Legislation raising the minimum wage in Minnesota has now won full approval at the state Capitol and is headed to the desk of Gov. Mark Dayton for his signature. The bill increases the minimum to $9.50 an hour by 2016. Peggy Flanagan, executive director of Children's Defen ...Read More

PHOTO: A conference in Chicago will bring together educators, tutors and new adult readers to examine the latest strategies in adult literacy. Photo credit: morgue file/clarita.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Adult literacy goes beyond being able to curl up with a good book. Experts say reading struggles also can translate into troubles functioning in an ever-changing world. Dorothy Miaso, executive director of Literacy Volunteers of Illinois, says being literate means knowi ...Read More

PHOTO: University of California President Janet Napolitano supports Senate Bill 1210 to expand college financial aid for illegal immigrants. Courtesy: University of California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lawmakers are considering two different proposals to increase educational opportunities for California students from the youngest to the oldest. One bill, the Kindergarten Readiness Act, would make voluntary transitional kindergarten available to every four-y ...Read More

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