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Mark Wilson: Education is The Key to Economic Growth

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

From Florida Politics: “Only 53 percent of Florida kids are ready for kindergarten; only 58 percent of third graders are reading at or above grade level — Wilson said the Chamber’s goal is to boost both to 100 percent by 2030.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Local Police Chiefs Read to Students to Emphasize the Importance of Early Education

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

From Hometown Stations: “Lack of education is a real pathways to poverty and it’s a pathway to criminality and so by eliminating that stuff, starting early, getting kids the early resources and assets they need will allow them to be successful and help to eliminate any troubles down the road,” explained Cyndy Rees, Fight Crime:… Continue Reading Local Police Chiefs Read to Students to Emphasize the Importance of Early Education

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Pre-to-3: Providing Child Care is a ‘Twofer’ For Schools

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

From Education Dive: “The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Linda Smith says child care at school not only supports the needs of the local workforce but also increases children’s readiness.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Bilingual Kids: Foreign Languages Are An Emerging Trend in Day Care

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

From The Chicago Tribune: “Evidence shows people who have been bilingual since childhood have better executive function skills and that bilingualism can prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of age-related brain illnesses.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Florida Families Spend More Than 20% of Income on Childcare

Monday, June 17, 2019

From News 4 Jax: “American families face hefty living expenses every day across the U.S., but among those, childcare has become a particularly pricey responsibility.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.