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Lead paint linked to lower test scores (NAT)

Boston Globe
Stephanie Reitz
05-19-11
Children who ingested even small amounts of lead performed poorly later on school tests compared with students who were never exposed to the substance, according to a new study of Connecticut students.

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How do babies learn to talk? (NAT)

ABC News (Opinion)
Lee Dye
05-18-11    
One of the unique talents that mark us as humans is our ability to express our thoughts to others in a way that can be understood, even if the subject is complex and abstract.

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Babies enlisted in brain research (NAT)

Boston Globe
Carolyn Y. Johnson
05-16-11
Lights dimmed, a hush fell over the hallway as Nicole Porter, cradling Ava in her arms, walked gingerly toward the powerful imaging equipment that would allow researchers to peer into her baby’s developing brain.

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Fast-tracking to kindergarten? (NAT)

New York Times
Kate Zernike
05-13-11
On command, Eze Schupfer reads aloud the numbers on a worksheet in front of her: “42, 43, 12, 13.”

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House Bill calls for eliminating 43 education programs (NAT)

Education Week - Politics K-12
Alyson Klein
05-13-11
Forty-three education programs would be scrapped under a bill introduced today by Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Education and the Workforce subcommittee that oversees K-12 policy.

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Early educationís importance cited (MO)

Columbia Daily Tribune
Catherine Martin
04-17-11
City officials, Columbia Public Schools administrators and other community leaders gathered on the University of Missouri campus this morning to address an increasingly hot topic — early childhood education.

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Inside track: Opponents flunk early learning bills (MN)

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Neal St. Anthony
05-15-11
While Vikings-related legislation lives on at the Capitol, measures to reform early childhood education have been stripped from House- and Senate-passed education bills in conference committee by Republican leaders.

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School systems patch wounds of pre-K cuts (GA)

Athens Banner-Herald
Lee Shearer
05-15-11
Area schools systems have devised a patchwork of adjustments to deal with statewide cuts in pre-K funding after lawmakers whacked $54 million from the $354 million pre-K budget as part of a sweeping overhaul of lottery-funded education programs.

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Cornell child care center accredited (NY)

Ithaca Journal
Staff Writer
05-15-11
The Cornell Child Care Center announced that it has received accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, an organization of early childhood educators.

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Rally for nonprofits calls Corbett budget to task (PA)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Olivia Garber
05-19-11
Supporters of nonprofit organizations that are facing looming budget cuts rallied in Market Square on Wednesday to pose a question: Why?

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