Early childhood education

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney steps from the voting booth after casting his ballot in the the primary election in Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Kenney won the Democratic primary, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in his bid for re-election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 21, 2019 - 9:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will...
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May 21, 2019 - 2:08 pm
It's Early Childhood Education Day at the Capitol, and proponents are hoping to convince lawmakers to pump 31-million dollars more into a program that subsidizes early childhood programs for working class families. Giving kids a good educational foundation is vital to their academic future,...
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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks during his inauguration as his son, Dutch, runs around the podium Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 07, 2019 - 6:54 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom boldly declared his state a model for the nation Monday but said its leaders have failed to rein in the soaring cost of living and stem inequalities that are making it harder for people to achieve what he called the "California dream." "We face...
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FILE- In this July 7, 1984, file photo, Sam Walton talks to reporters in Little Rock, Ark. The namesake foundation of Walton of the Walmart retail empire has been the largest supporter of privately-run, publicly-funded charter schools that have become politically polarizing. Walton joins Andrew Carnegie, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, who have all been crowned the world's richest man, and then spent much of that fortune on education philanthropy. (AP Photos/Danny Johnston, File)
December 02, 2018 - 9:40 am
SEATTLE (AP) — From Jeff Bezos' free preschools to Andrew Carnegie's public libraries, education stands out as a favorite cause among America's wealthiest people. And as the rich get richer, and apparently more generous, this legacy of so-called investment philanthropy has shaped government...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2016, file photo, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Bezos said Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that he will start a $2 billion charitable fund to help homeless families and open new preschools in low-income neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
September 13, 2018 - 1:15 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday that he is giving $2 billion to start a fund that will open preschools in low-income neighborhoods and give money to nonprofits that helps homeless families. Bezos, whose stake in Amazon is worth about $160 billion, says that he'll call...
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April 20, 2018 - 9:12 am
GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend." Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop...
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Krish Vignarajah, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, poses for a photograph with her daughter Alana at her home in Gaithersburg, Md., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Vignarajah, a lawyer and former policy director for Michelle Obama, is one of seven Democrats and the only woman running in the Maryland gubernatorial primary. She said the 2016 presidential election was a “rude awakening of what happens when we become complacent.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 28, 2018 - 9:54 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Women running for governor in Wisconsin and Maryland breastfeed their infants in their campaign videos. Another in Georgia tells voters that "the folks who have held the office of governor don't look like me." The record number of women expected to run for office this year are...
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Emergency workers respond to an explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Tyner said it appears the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line, but that the investigation is ongoing. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 4:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the partial school building collapse in Minneapolis that killed two people (all times local): 4 p.m. The family of an assistant soccer coach who was injured in an explosion at a Minneapolis school says he is in critical but stable condition. The family of Bryan...
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Emergency workers respond to an explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Tyner said it appears the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line, but that the investigation is ongoing. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 9:42 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the partial school building collapse in Minneapolis that killed two, injured others (all times local): 9:40 a.m. One man who was injured in an explosion and partial building collapse at a Minneapolis school remains in critical condition. Minnehaha Academy says Bryan...
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