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Public News Service - ND: Early Childhood Education

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BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota has received some very positive news in the latest look at the health and well-being of its children. The KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the state sixth in the nation overall. Richard Rathge, a policy analyst for North Dakota KIDS COUNT,

BISMARCK, N.D. - Responding to cases of child abuse and neglect costs the nation more than $80 billion a year, according to the latest survey from Prevent Child Abuse America. That figure includes the costs that begin to add up as soon as the report of alleged child abuse comes in, says Tim Hathawa

FARGO, N.D. - Only 10 states have no educational programs for pre-kindergarten (pre-k) children, and North Dakota is one of them. New analysis from Pre-K Now, a campaign of the Pew Center on the States, shows more than $5 billion is invested nationally in pre-k programs, but Pre-K Now director Marci

BISMARCK, N.D. - With about a quarter of North Dakota's children ages 10 to 17 overweight, getting a nutritious school meal is critical. Two-thirds of school children get about one-third of their total calories from a lunch through the National School Lunch Program, and that food travels on average

Washington D.C. – The latest estimate is that North Dakota's share of the recently-approved federal economic stimulus bill is 500 million dollars, but one of the hidden benefits will be the state's share in roughly 142 billion dollars set aside nationally for children's programs. Barb Tenges

Bismarck, ND – The face of child poverty in North Dakota is almost entirely Native American, according to a new report compiled by the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report finds Native American children have about a 50-percent chance of living belo

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