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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NC: Early Childhood Education

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

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. - North Carolina will soon become the first state in the country to tackle obesity in its youngest children, through a program that targets nutrition and physical activity. Experts say learning these lessons early can help ensure that kids have fewer pounds to shed later. North C

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Financial incentives provided to Pre-K and Head Start teachers in North Carolina are paying high dividends in the form of quality education for children, with more teachers pursuing advanced degrees across the state. The level of education an early childhood teacher receives affe

RALEIGH, N.C. - As thousands of children across North Carolina start kindergarten this month and more children are attending pre-school every year, will some kids be too smart for kindergarten, already know too much and be bored? That's not possible, says Stephanie Fanjul, director of the North Car

RALEIGH, N.C. - Star power will be hitting the North Carolina General Assembly today to kick off the "hold the line" campaign, championing investments in early childhood education. Former Governor Jim Hunt, who is one of the celebrities delivering the message, created the nation's first statewide ea

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