| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Now that sequestration is upon us, our nation's leaders continue to debate which federal programs provide the best bang for the buck. When they ask how effective Head Start is, many legislators have cited the Head Start Impact Study. It concludes that...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:49 AM
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., on Wednesday unveiled proposed legislation that would provide at least one year of prekindergarten for children, especially children from low-income families and children with special needs.
“One of the most important...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Somerset County’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs are facing a 5 percent reduction in funding as a result of automatic federal budget cuts.
The cuts, called the “sequester,” took effect March 1 and are expected to reduce...
| Feb 17, 2013
Every year millions of well-intentioned American kids show up for kindergarten or first grade woefully unprepared to learn. Some can't even tell you their complete name, let alone spell any of it.
That's enough reason for me to believe "high-quality...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:08 PM
When President Obama talked in his State of the Union speech about the importance of early childhood education, he offered my cue to complete the last in a series of columns.
It began with a column about The Infant, Toddler and Family Center of the...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Democrats and Republicans in Washington agree: It would be a disaster if the "sequester," with its more than $1 trillion of cuts to defense and domestic spending, takes effect March 1, as scheduled.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the reductions to...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:09 PM
The funeral service for Arlone Yvonne Huber, 63, Aberdeen, is 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Pastor Tom Haggar officiating. Burial following at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arlone died Monday, Feb. 18, at Avera...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
| Feb 22, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Financial aid workshop offered at Boyle County Public Library
The Boyle County Public Library will host a financial aid workshop 2 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at the library. Topics include:
- What is financial aid?
- How do I apply for...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 6:12 PM
When my older son turned 3, I decided he should go to preschool.
My reasons were simple: We were living in Los Angeles, and I had a busy career as a reporter. My son played with a few neighbor kids, but it was obvious he was ready for something more,...