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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

National Truancy Prevention Month – Why Middle School is Crucial

Fri, August 22, 2014

National Truancy Prevention Month

United Way is committed to helping students get back on track each year by intervening during these critical middle school years to ensure more students graduate and continue on to a bright and productive future.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Back to School and Ready to Learn

Wed, August 20, 2014

Back to School and Ready to Learn

With September on the horizon and the new school year underway in just a few short weeks, the days continue to wind down and our time is limited in making high-quality pre-k in Pennsylvania a priority issue in the November statewide elections.

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Kevin Dow

By Kevin Dow

The Power of Reading

Fri, August 15, 2014

The Power of Reading

High-quality pre-k is proven to significantly improve children’s early literacy and language skills as they enter kindergarten. And we are proud to join with our Pre-K for PA campaign partners to advocate for more public funding for high-quality early education.

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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

We Can’t Afford to Miss Out on Quality Pre-K

Wed, August 06, 2014

We Can't Afford to Miss Out on Quality Pre-K

We are less than 100 days from Election Day on November 4, which means now is the time to make high-quality pre-k a priority issue in the elections for governor and state legislature.

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Chris Murray

By Chris Murray

Quality is Key for Our Children

Mon, July 28, 2014

Quality is Key for our Children

Pennsylvania can and must do more to increase access to pre-k while maintaining the quality of our programs. But you are likely asking – how do we achieve this? What exactly is high-quality pre-k?

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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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