Legislators form pre-K caucus

by Ferrel Guillory on July 24, 2015 Looking beyond the current legislative session, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a few days ago to begin a process of exploring North Carolina’s needs in child care and early childhood education. “Early…

Access, Ownership and Choice – Reversing Summer Slide

Access to high-quality books, book ownership and a child’s choice in book selection can do more than prevent summer slide, it can improve reading proficiency. Summer slide is the term used to describe the tendency for students, particularly students from…

Annual Kids Count Report Ranks NC 35th in Nation on Child Well-Being

North Carolina children and families are losing ground in measures of financial security, while making moderate gains in education and health indicators, according to the 2015 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The Data…