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Early Learning

Research shows, among other benefits of early learning, increased earning power for parents. The community at large benefits in several ways, including a direct and indirect economic impact and decreased spending on public programs, including education and social services. ...Read more
Quality early learning opportunities – where children learn how to learn –is increasingly recognized as an essential part of the education continuum that extends through adulthood. ...Read more
Assuring access to high quality early learning opportunities for pre-school children benefits the child, family, community, and taxpayers. A review of the research shows how. ...Read more
Early learning is linked to the state's future vitality, and the research demonstrates that connection in a very quantifiable way. ...Read more
Education is a big-ticket item in the state’s General Fund Budget. IssuesPA takes a closer look at the budget, with a focus on the proposed spending for education. ...Read more
State policymakers are considering proposals to provide property tax relief for homestead and farmstead property owners through expanded legalized gambling or other mechanisms. ...Read more
Governor Rendell's Plan is crowded with a multitude of proposals designed to stimulate Pennsylvania’s economy, lower residential property taxes by shifting some of the burden to the state income tax, make a major new investment of state funds in basic education - including early childhood education, student achievement, and rewarding performance - and promote increased accountability in public education. ...Read more