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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

How PA Matches Up: A Comparison of Quality Pre-K

Fri, July 11, 2014

How PA Matches Up

From Maryland and West Virginia to New York and New Jersey, our neighbors have made a greater commitment to providing high-quality pre-kindergarten to more of their children, while many of Pennsylvania’s children are falling behind.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

The Time is Now

Fri, June 27, 2014

The Time is Now

Research shows the percentage of 4-year-olds with proficient academic and social skills more than tripled from 22 percent to 82 percent after participating in PA Pre-K Counts programs. But while high-quality pre-k is effective, it serves far too few children across our state.

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John Emge

By John Emge

School’s Out, but Learning Should be a Year-round Experience

Tue, June 24, 2014

School's Out, but Learning Should be a Year-Round Experience

Throughout our region, you’ll hear the collective cheers of children elated that another school year is coming to a close, but this is the time to ensure that we all do what we can for students to avoid summer learning loss.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

2014 Day of Action

Mon, June 23, 2014

2014 Day of Action

In honor of the 2014 Day of Action, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in local communities throughout our region promoted volunteerism and advocacy.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

It All Starts with Pre-K

Fri, June 20, 2014

It All Starts with Pre-K

A good education starts with high-quality pre-k, which greatly increases the likelihood of high school graduation and college enrollment, in turn leading to stronger employment opportunities and increased lifetime earning potential.

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Mike Moynihan

By Mike Moynihan

End of Class, Beginning of Summer Learning

Tue, June 17, 2014

Summer Learning Photo

Across the region, school bells are ringing a final time, signaling the end of classes and the official start to summer. But while many people idealize summer as a time when kids are free to be kids, the reality is that when school doors close this month, many students will lose the opportunity to participate in learning activities, resulting in a critical loss of reading and math skills.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

Our Dads Deserve High-Quality Pre-K

Fri, June 13, 2014

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is a committed Pre-K for PA partner because we know our children only get one chance to benefit from quality early learning programs – and as a father of young children, I know this is a chance we can’t afford to miss.

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Diane Castelbuono

By Diane Castelbuono

5,500 and Growing

Fri, May 30, 2014

5500 and growing

The Pre-K for PA coalition has spent the last several months traveling around the commonwealth, recruiting supporters, populating social media and reminding candidates running for office that access to high-quality pre-k is an issue they can’t ignore.

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Diane Castelbuono

By Diane Castelbuono

Pre-K For PA sends an Open Letter to the Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor

Fri, May 23, 2014

Pre-K for PA sends Open Letter

This week, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and our Pre-K for PA partners released an open letter to the gubernatorial candidates that Pennsylvanians support high-quality pre-k.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Kids Can’t Vote, But You Can!

Fri, May 16, 2014

Early Education Photo

There is an important date that every supporter of access to high-quality pre-k should have marked on his or her calendar: Tuesday, May 20. That’s the date of the Pennsylvania Primary Election and, as you know, kids can’t vote – but you can!

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