early-childhood-education

In Pa. visit, Jill Biden asks Allentown’s Hispanics to put faith in husband to deliver on promises

BY: - October 13, 2021

'I want to tell you there is hope,' Biden said during a visit to The Learning Hub, a Head Start facility located in Center City Allentown. 'That’s why we are fighting for this infrastructure plan.'

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New Pa. program aims to help at-risk kids stay out of foster care, group homes | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - October 5, 2021

Supporters bill the Family First Prevention Services Act as a historic step forward in protecting, promoting child welfare.

Universal pre-K, free community college included in sweeping reconciliation bill

BY: - September 12, 2021

Republicans objected to many of the amendments offered during the markup, citing high costs and arguing that the reconciliation process should not be used to make policy changes.

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The states with the best and worst early childhood ed. programs. How did Pa. do? | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - August 10, 2021

Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just a couple of weeks remain before Pennsylvania’s students return to the classroom. And, as is the case every year, a coterie of the state’s littlest learners will be making that first foray into the classroom. Research clearly shows that access to quality early childhood education is critical to future success, […]

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Saving early childhood programs is essential — especially during a pandemic | Opinion

BY: - May 14, 2020

By Scott L. Bohn It’s clear that in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, state and local governments will be faced with extremely difficult budget challenges. Such essential services as public safety and emergency response must continue. In order to preserve this system all options must be on the table, including additional aid from the […]

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Wolf, lawmakers need to close the early childhood education pay gap | Opinion                     

BY: - February 10, 2020

This work that the state needs to be done by Pennsylvania citizens requires a fair price tag. It’s time to increase the rates the state pays to fund these services.

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Veterans Day honors those who served. Now we need to look to the next generation of warriors | Opinion

BY: - November 11, 2019

Early childhood education and spending on K-12 education is key to preparing the next generation of warriors. And Pennsylvania needs to do better.

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Pa. ranks 38th in the nation for early childhood education programs, report | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - August 14, 2019

Despite strides, the state still has ground to make up.