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Archive: November 4, 2013

PHOTO: The first eight years of life are critical for a child's long-term success and transition to adulthood, according to a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Education

LANSING, Mich. - When it comes to setting kids up for success, the first eight years of life are the key, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Of the 13,000 American kids in the long-term study, just 36 percent were on track for cognitive development by the third grade and, ...Read More

PHOTO: Children’s advocates say they’re not surprised by the finding of a nationwide Kids Count survey showing close to half of Maine’s kids eight and under are living in low-income households and most likely will lag in early development as a result. Courtesy

PORTLAND, Maine - A new report on the developmental effect of poverty on children nationwide shows only 36 percent of third graders are on track in terms of the cognitive development that is crucial to later learning, and low-income and minority children are doing even worse. According to Rita Fur ...Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - An estimated 400,000 minimum-wage workers in Illinois could soon see a boost in pay. A measure recently introduced at the statehouse by Representative Art Turner, House Bill 3718, would raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $10.65 by 2016. Retired police officer Charles Brown ha ...Read More

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