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  • NC Children Not Reading Proficiently

    January 28, 2014

    Posted in News, Press Release

    RALEIGH – A new KIDS COUNT data snapshot finds that that 65 percent of children in North Carolina are not reading proficiently by the time they reach fourth grade – a key predictor of a student’s future educational and economic success. If this trend continues, North Carolina will not have enough skilled workers for an… Read more »

  • A Billion Dollars For Early Ed

    January 24, 2014

    Posted in News

    With more than a $1 billion increase in funding, early care and learning was a big winner in in the spending deal announced last night by House and Senate budget writers. The headlines tell the story: A Big Funding Win for Early Childhood (NAEYC) A Billion Dollar Boost for Child Care and Early Learning (CLASP) A Step Forward… Read more »

  • Soft Skills Best College Major

    January 8, 2014

    Posted in News

    Somehow the ability to communicate, get along with others, control emotions, self-motivate, think creatively and solve problems have come to be known as “soft skills” – a term that makes them sound nice, but unnecessary. Yet, all you have to do is interact with someone who lacks these skills to know how critical they are!… Read more »

  • Would NC Retain Half of its Third Graders?

    November 16, 2013

    Posted in News

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation has its first op-ed in today’s News and Observer. It poses the question: Would North Carolina retain more than half of its third-graders – the equivalent of all students in Durham, Orange, Chatham and Lee County schools – at a price tag of more than half of a billion dollars? Probably not, but… Read more »