The House Select Committee on Early Childhood Education Improvement took up a draft report on changing the definition of “at risk” children and eligibility for pre-K programs. One original recommendation was to lower the income level from well above the federal poverty level to 100 percent of that figure, which is roughly $23,000 for a family [...]
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The NC Child Care Commission held a public hearing in Raleigh on proposed changes to nutrition rules for child care facilities. A previous article detailed the proposals. But of particular concern for some parents was the fact the Child Care Commission deleted an exception to the nutrition standards for parents who wished to have a say [...]
From 3:30-4:00pm today, the Bill LuMaye Show will be taking callers regarding the Marriage Protection Amendment. WRAL will be recording the show for an upcoming documentary they are producing on the amendment. Let your voice be heard today! To call-in, dial 919-860-9783.
Impact on NC? The speculation has already begun.
The state unemployment rate dropped in November from 10.4 percent to 10 percent according to the Division of Employment Security. That is still above the national unemployment rate. The rate stood at 9.8 percent at this time last year. There was a small gain of 3,800 in the number jobs. That is still a far [...]