early childhood education

Election 2014
8:09 am
Mon July 14, 2014

WSW: Children's Issues in This Year's Election

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WestSouthwest with Matt Gillard

There's "pocket book," "hot button" and social issues. Then there's the "Sandbox Party." 

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3:24 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Law enforcement officials tout preschools

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The "Fight Crime: Invest in Kids" coalition says Michigan could save more than $200 million a year and keep thousands of people out of prison through a proposed federal-state early childhood education initiative.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo County Jail holds 327 inmates, but Sheriff Richard Fuller says the department regularly supervises more than 400 inmates a day. In an effort to cut down on jail overcrowding and the crime rate, Fuller is helping to push for a state-federal partnership to expand early childhood education across the country.
Early childhood education
6:31 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Upjohn Institute Economist says state increase in early childhood education is "major step forward"

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Interview with Tim Bartik


Michigan's education budget for the next fiscal year includes a major increase in funding for state-funded pre-school. 

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6:19 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Retired military leaders call for Michigan to invest more in early childhood programs

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Governor Rick Snyder's proposed budget calls for an additional $65-million for the Great Start readiness program. The House budget only includes $38-million
LANSING, MI - A group of retired military generals and admirals is among those calling on Michigan to spend more money on preschool programs. Retired Air Force Major General Thomas Cutler said Thursday that more investment in early education programs would better prepare more children for a wide variety of possible future careers, including the military if they so choose.
9:17 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Calhoun County survey shows need for engagement on early childhood education

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Coordinator of Calhoun County Great Start Collaborative says report will help focus their work.
A recent survey told the Calhoun Great Start Collaborative it needs to engage more businesses and local governments in the cause of early education. In 2012, half of local parents, partners and members of the local collaborative surveyed said local businesses and governments were "more than somewhat" committed to our youngest residents, according to the survey released late last month.