Child care/children/early childhood development (page 18)

  • Post

    The millennial teenager: A “digital native”

    Courtesy of: Online Schools…
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2012
  • Post

    N&O uses report to target Republicans

    According to an article published in the News & Observer, North Carolina dropped in annual rankings of state pre-kindergarten programs published by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).  In the third paragraph of the piece, News & Observer reporter Lynn Bonner acknowledged that the NIEER rankings did…
    Terry Stoops, April 10, 2012
  • Post

    An interesting comment over on NR’s “Morning Jolt”

    There is no link because “Morning Jolt” is unlinkable. (The guys at NR need to join the 21st century.) 3. Has America Lost Its Ability to Delay Gratification? This Easter weekend, Jake Tapper talked to Rick Warren: Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren told me that the poor economy has continued…
    Michael Sanera, April 9, 2012
  • Post

    ‘Nugget’ investigation brings preschool teacher to tears

    In the latest Carolina Journal News Report, Sara Burrows examines documents released by the Hoke County school district describing its investigation of the infamous “chicken nugget” saga and finds inconsistencies in the school district’s accounting of events.
    Rick Henderson, March 22, 2012
  • Post

    Pre-K…every which way

    Give Winston-Salem Journal reporter Travis Fain a ton of credit for trying to tease out spending on early childhood education and services in North Carolina.  Fain writes, The N.C. Pre-K program has become the focus of a statewide debate over early education, but it represents only a portion of…
    Terry Stoops, March 19, 2012
  • Post

    Burr: Show us the research

    Last week, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr and four of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate sent a letter to Kathleen Sebelius to request that the Department of Health of Human Services (DHHS) release the “Third Grade Follow-Up Study” of Head Start.  Researchers completed data collection in 2008, but DHHS…
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2012
  • Post

    Preschool: Disadvantaged children benefit, others don’t

    In yesterday’s Daily Journal column, John Hood argued that there is a case to be made for preschool programs that target low-income children.  He wrote, Since the 1960s, several small-scale experiments have demonstrated the potential long-term benefits of intervening early in the lives of poor children who lack stable,…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2012
  • Post

    New Carolina Journal Online features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online about the potential long-term impact of North Carolina’s latest redistricting plan. John Hood’s Daily Journal analyzes the recent controversy over North Carolina’s taxpayer-funded preschool initiatives.
    Mitch Kokai, March 5, 2012