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Media Digest 12-17-09

siobhan 12/17/09

 

In this edition of the Media Digest, you'll find two stories about early learning and one story about a college scholarship program for kids who are from low-income backgrounds or in foster care.

Popularity a Potential Problem for WA Scholarships for Low-income Kids I KPLU I 12-17-2009

Word is getting out about a remarkable guarantee Washington State is making to foster children, welfare kids, and other low income 7th and 8th graders. The promise is this: If you stay in school and stay out of trouble, the state will provide a four year scholarship to college. More than forty-three thousand students have signed up for that deal... and counting. However...the state Legislature hasn't set aside much money to cover its mounting obligation.

VIDEO: Editorial Board Interview with State Education Leaders I Kitsap Sun I 12-15-2009

With a difficult legislative session looming, Dr. Bette Hyde and Charles Earl visited the Kitsap Sun's editorial board to discuss Gov. Christine Gregoire's initial 2010 budget, and the effects it may have on the state's school system.

Federal Funding for Early Learning Looks A lot Like Last Year I Birth to Thrive Online I 12-15-2009

Congress finally finished its federal education spending bills and early learning didn’t lose much ground, though some major programs didn’t gain a lot either, according to a new analysis from The Early Ed Watch Blog.