What’s in Senate and House Budget Proposals for Young Children?

Both bodies of the North Carolina General Assembly have passed budget proposals. The bills will now head to a Conference Committee. Although details and amounts of funding may differ, areas of general agreement on select birth-through-eight provisions include: Expanded funding…

New Video Provides Overview of NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative

The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) initiative is bringing together diverse leaders working across disciplines – health, family and community support, and early learning and education; across sectors – government, policy, private and nonprofit; across systems – birth-through-age-five and…

House Budget Proposes Birth to Third Grade Interagency Council

The NC House of Representatives proposes a Birth to Third Grade (B-3) Interagency Council tasked with establishing a vision and accountability for a birth to third grade system of early education, including consideration of: standards and assessment, data-driven improvement and…

NC Experts to Lead Pathways Design Teams

Six North Carolina early childhood experts will lead statewide teams in developing policy, practice, program and capacity-building strategies to move the needle on third grade reading proficiency. The Design Teams are the third phase of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level…

New Guide to Support Collaborative Decision-Making Using Action Teams

Creating lasting change requires the sustained engagement of large numbers of diverse stakeholders who own, inform, endorse, support and implement the policies and practices needed to produce that change. Easier said than done! How to Create Lasting Change: Using Targeted…

Wake County Named as Finalist for 2017 All-America City Award

Wake County has been named as a finalist for the All-America City Award for exemplary work in eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming proficient readers through the WAKE Up and Read collaboration. Wake…

2015-16 NC PreK Evaluation Shows Better Math Skills for Participants

Researchers at FPG Child Development Institute released their latest evaluation of NC Pre-K, the state’s public prekindergarten program. NC Pre-K is ranked first in the nation in quality and 41st in access by U.S. News & World Report. Highlights from…