"In April, 2,107 children received child care subsidies in New Hanover County. Although another 364 were on a virtual waiting list, the time-limited vouchers allowed the county to provide child care for all of them, too, McNamee said. In the current fiscal year, the county will provide more than $8 million in child care subsidies, she said."
"Providing students with the opportunity to choose their own books to read empowers and encourages them. It strengthens their self-confidence, rewards their interests, and promotes a positive attitude toward reading by valuing the reader and giving him or her a level of control." (p. 23) The Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller.
House of Representatives narrowly passes flawed ESEA reauthorization. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel - "We need to put students at the center of education reform and we need federal legislation that seeks to partner with and support state efforts in meaningful reform, not undermine those efforts."
NY Times: Investments in Education May Be Misdirected "(...) the angry, worried debate over how to improve the nation’s mediocre education (...) is missing the most important part: infants and toddlers."