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Public News Service - NC: Early Childhood Education

Photo: A bill now sits on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk that critics say could impact undercover investigations at daycare and nursing home facilities, in addition to factory farms. Photo credit: anitapeppers/morguefile.com

RALEIGH, N.C. – A bill (H405) commonly referred to as an ag gag bill now sits on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk, waiting on him to sign or veto the legislation. While the bill has made headlines for its potential impact on whistle-blower investigations on factory farms, critics maintain the broad l

Photo: Economic experts predict a significant budget crisis looming in North Carolina, with reduced revenue after tax cuts for the state's wealthiest citizens and profitable corporations. Photo credit: North Carolina State University.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers are likely enjoying some downtime after the legislative session and midterm election, but experts predict a tough session waiting for them on their return to Raleigh. A report from the Office of the State Controller indicates tax revenues are down by almost

RALEIGH, N.C. - To lift children out of poverty, their parents also need a hand. A report released today underlines the importance of supporting children and their parents at the same time, instead of focusing on one group or the other, to help ensure their success. The Annie E. Casey Foundation re

GRAPHIC: A majority of North Carolina voters from both parties believe investment in early childhood education will boost the state's economy. Graphic courtesy: N.C. Early Childhood Foundation.

GARNER, N.C. - A whopping 83 percent of North Carolina voters from both political parties believe investing in early childhood learning programs will boost short- and long-term economic growth, according to a new bipartisan poll conducted by the N.C. Early Childhood Foundation and The First Five Yea

Photo: HKonJ March draws thousands every year. Courtesy: Southerners on New Ground

RALEIGH, N.C. – A record-setting crowd is expected this Saturday at the Moral March on Raleigh. Also known as the Historic Thousands on Jones Street, or HKonJ march, people from the mountains to the coast will carpool and bus into the state Capitol to voice their concerns about recent policy

RALEIGH, N.C. – Imagine tackling fourth grade without proficiency in the most basic of skills – reading. That's what 65 percent of North Carolina's fourth graders is experiencing, according to a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Rob Thompson, director of communi

Photo: Marquez who is taking tutoring classes at Reading Connections in Guilford County. Courtesy: Reading Connections

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Being able to read a menu or fill out a job application are skills many of us take for granted, but it's a seemingly insurmountable task for thousands of North Carolinians who struggle with reading. September is National Literacy Month, and organizations such as Reading Connection

Photo: North Carolina Head Start programs have experienced cuts due to the sequester. Courtesy: North Carolina Head Start,

NEWPORT, N.C. - The sequester remains a black cloud looming over the agencies in North Carolina that serve people who need help the most. As a result of the mandated federal cuts, programs such as Meals on Wheels in Wake County have seen a $75,000 cut and the Head Start Program in Carteret County sa

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