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    Child Care

    posted May 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Updated as of January 2020. The state began offering subsidies for child care services in 1964, making the Subsidized Child Care Program one of North Carolina‚Äôs longest-running welfare programs. The…
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    Childhood Health and Nutrition

    posted May 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Updated as of January 2020. As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, the debate over the National School Lunch Program and the sale of junk food in and around public…
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    Class Size

    posted May 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Updated as of January 2020. Support for reducing class size usually cuts across political and ideological divides, garnering accolades from legislators, policymakers, and parents alike. But does it work? The…
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    Common Core State Standards

    posted May 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Updated as of January 2020. Common Core State Standards are mathematics and English language arts standards for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. They were developed by three Washington, D.C.-based…
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    Education and the Workforce

    posted May 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Updated as of January 2020. Do North Carolinians need four-year degrees to be successful? According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections, those who decide to enter the…
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    Federal Education Policy

    posted May 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Updated as of January 2020. Before passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) in 1965, the United States Congress generally adhered to the principle that the federal government…
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    North Carolina Education Lottery

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Updated as of January 2020. With noisy advertisements, press releases, and nightly televised drawings, the North Carolina Education Lottery is a very visible contributor to education funding in the state.
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    Prekindergarten Education

    posted May 13, 2018 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Updated as of January 2020. Taxpayer-funded prekindergarten education in the United States is a multibillion-dollar hodgepodge of state and federal programs. The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early…

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