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Public News Service - NC: Early Childhood Education

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Colorful backpacks and shiny new pencils will be flying off the store shelves this weekend as North Carolina goes tax-free from Friday to Sunday for school supplies, clothing and footwear, as well as some recreational equipment and computers. According to one teacher, however, the

RALEIGH, N. C. - A North Carolina court has issued a landmark ruling this week, recognizing the importance of education for children ages birth to five. Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning, Jr., cited evidence that children who receive early childhood education perform better later in li

RALEIGH, N.C. - Using a YouTube video, supporters of Smart Start - which is threatened by budget-cutters in the legislature - are fighting back with the help of business heavyweights including an engineer who designs high-tech military weaponry. They're pushing the need to invest in helping kids in

RALEIGH, N.C. - As state lawmakers try to make up for the budget shortfall, some North Carolina business leaders say early-childhood education programs are integral to the success of their business. More than 50 business leaders joined former Gov. Jim Hunt this week to take that message to legislat

RALEIGH, N. C. - It's a 21st Century way to stress the importance of early learning. An interactive, multimedia exhibit visited Raleigh for a day, offering North Carolina lawmakers a chance to gain greater understanding of the benefits of early childhood education. The "Invest in Us" exhibit includ

RALEIGH, N. C. - The task of balancing the budget while maintaining state programs appears to be an uphill climb, but one that North Carolina parents are asking state legislators to make. On Wednesday, children and their parents from around the state will don engineers' caps and arrive at the State

RALEIGH, N. C. - Eight communities across North Carolina will receive funding to improve their early childhood nutrition education. The new program, "Shape NC: Healthy Starts for Young Children," is expected to reach thousands of preschoolers in a state where more than 31 percent of children ages tw

RALEIGH, N.C. - With North Carolina $3.7 billion in the red, early education is among the state budget items which are vulnerable to cuts. As Republicans take over the state assembly on Wednesday, many fear those cuts could be deep - but at least one member of the party is taking a stand. Rep. Davi

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