Early childhood education and the middle class. Plus: unemployment and the economy

November 19, 2008 | Alex Stone

Middle-class squeezed out of child care, preschool: It’s part of the middle-class pinch: when families earn too much money to qualify for state-funded child care or preschool, but can’t pay out-of-pocket without feeling financially squeezed.

ABCs plus playing nice equals better pre-K smarts: Should preschool be more about ABCs or learning to play with others? With the help of Twiggle the Turtle, scientists found out that youngsters do better if they do both.

State jobless rate at 6.3% in October: Unemployment in Washington state rose to 6.3 percent last month, up 0.5 percent from September’s 5.8 percent, because of declines in several major sectors.

Oregon Loses Big Chunk of Jobs: Oregon’s unemployment rate took a sharp jump in October with major industries shedding more than 14,000 jobs as the nation’s financial woes deepened.

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