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Published on Jul 5, 2016
North Carolina has been a leader in early education, offering services from birth-to-5 for families in the state. It was a pioneer in adopting quality ratings for child-care providers. Now, 20 years after the program started, state lawmakers focused on cutting taxes are reducing funds for early education. Karen Ponder, the former president of the North Carolina Partnership for Children, says the programs can’t serve as many children as they once did. She has advice for other states looking to help this population. ____________________
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