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Pre-Kindergarten

NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot

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North Carolina's Supreme Court says an appeal of a complaint involving changes in a pre-kindergarten program for needy children is moot because lawmakers have fixed the problem. Full story...
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GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances

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Republican legislative leaders are upset with how outgoing Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration is spending money to expand pre-kindergarten for thousands of additional children through next summer. Full story...
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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more

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Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program. Full story...
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NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten

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The North Carolina NAACP's president says the civil rights group is launching a campaign targeting Republican legislators who have resisted full funding for the state's pre-kindergarten enrichment program. Full story...
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NC Court of Appeals upholds lower ruling on pre-K

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An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that says North Carolina cannot deny at-risk children admission to the state's pre-kindergarten program. Full story...
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NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids

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North Carolina lawmakers are backtracking months after legislation that cut access to pre-kindergarten education for needy children and hours before that law is examined by an appeals court. Full story...
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

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State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education. Full story...
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NC early-ed panel pulls back on recommendations

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A North Carolina legislative committee has scaled back recommendations for changing the state's prekindergarten program, but not before the debate shifted to the scope of poverty in the state. Full story...
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Perdue to move $9M to fund 2,000 more in NC Pre-K

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's shifting money to enroll another 2,000 at-risk 4-year-olds in a state program that helps them catch up to their peers before entering kindergarten. Full story...
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NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle

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Thousands of North Carolina parents are wondering whether their 4-year-olds will attend taxpayer-paid pre-kindergarten this year despite a judge's ruling that all needy families should have access. Full story...
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Perdue order adds to NC pre-kindergarten battle

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Gov. Bev Perdue is stepping into a battle over North Carolina's efforts to prepare all 4-year-olds for school. Full story...
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NC readies for pre-kindergarten storm

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North Carolina educators are preparing for a massive influx of new pre-kindergarten students despite a 20 percent cut in state funding. Full story...
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