early childhood education http://wuis.org en Harvard Professor: Investments In Teaching, Early Childhood Translate To Student Success http://wuis.org/post/harvard-professor-investments-teaching-early-childhood-translate-student-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Education is among the top issues being debated this spring, as lawmakers consider changing the way schools are funded in Illinois. Republicans and Democrats alike agree that something must be done as the state moves into the future.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:58:17 +0000 Hannah Meisel 24014 at http://wuis.org Harvard Professor: Investments In Teaching, Early Childhood Translate To Student Success Study: Pre-K Education Provides For Economic Growth http://wuis.org/post/study-pre-k-education-provides-economic-growth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As Illinois navigated the economic downturn, lawmakers made lots of cuts -- including to early childhood education.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates say over the years, that cut off 25,000 kids from access to preschool.</span></p><p>Business leaders say it's time to restore the funding, in the name of economic efficacy later on.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:22:36 +0000 Hannah Meisel 23132 at http://wuis.org Study: Pre-K Education Provides For Economic Growth State Of The State: Many Promises, No Funding Plan http://wuis.org/post/state-state-many-promises-no-funding-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A hike in the minimum wage, sending more children to preschool and more grants for low-income college students are all part of the agenda Governor Pat Quinn laid out Wednesday in his State of the State address. But critics are already calling it fantasy.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Five years to the day after he first became governor, Pat Quinn tried to make the case that Illinois is "making a comeback."</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:00:18 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 17925 at http://wuis.org State Of The State: Many Promises, No Funding Plan