Permanent Tax Cap Would Limit Future Investment in Early Childhood

A constitutional amendment passed by the NC Senate and currently being considered by the NC House would restrict future state revenue, limiting the funding available for investments in the state, including in early childhood. The amendment—to cap the income tax…

Proposed Bill Would Go Big for Early Childhood

A bill proposed in the NC General Assembly this session would provide a consistent, increased base of funding for North Carolina’s birth-through-eight early learning system. Senate Bill 726, entitled Go Big for Early Childhood, would substantially increase the state’s investment…

New Law Encourages NC Districts to Focus on Attendance

The NC General Assembly passed a bill last week encouraging school districts to adopt student attendance recognition programs to “promote student attendance in school and participation in class as an integral part of academic achievement and the learning process.”  The…

myFuture NC: Start early to finish strong

By Cyndi Soter-O’Neil My children are still in elementary and middle school, but we’ve been discussing college plans with them since they were old enough to hold a board book in their chubby little hands. While it may sound ridiculous…

Share Your Thoughts About Chronic Absence

We’re Getting Ready for Attendance Awareness Month in September! Consistent school attendance in prekindergarten and the early grades helps boost children’s academic learning, achievement and motivation. Young children who are chronically absent are significantly more likely to be chronically absent…

Family Forward NC Now Online with New Website

  Did you know that accommodations at work for pregnant and breastfeeding employees have health benefits for children and families and advantages for businesses as well? How about that 75% of mothers and 50% of fathers say they have turned…