Saint Paul Early Childhood Program

by Arthur Rolnick | Mar 04, 2013
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Summary:

Provide a scholarship to every poverty child living in St. Paul so they can attend a high-quality (four star parent-aware rated) early childhood program.

“Every dollar we invest in high-quality early childhood education can save more than seven dollars later on — by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime…. We know this works. So let’s do what works and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind. Let’s give our kids that chance.”

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Saint Paul Early Childhood Program

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

Provide a scholarship to every poverty child living in St. Paul so they can attend a high-quality (four star parent-aware rated) early childhood program.
“Every dollar we invest in high-quality early childhood education can save more than seven dollars later on — by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime…. We know this works. So let’s do what works and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind. Let’s give our kids that chance.”

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Too many of our poverty children are not prepared for school when they start kindergarten. Research shows that most do not catch up and many do not finish high school. Scholarships for all poverty kids to attend a high-quality early education programs will ensure that these children have a chance to succeed in life.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

It will help Saint Paul reduce crime and maintaian a high-quality work force.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

This idea will help to close the achievement gap between children of color and white children. People will recognize the importance of this outcome, and it will set an example for other communities.

apolinario sasam said: Childhood eductation is very key in their development. - Green Water Technologies about this Competition Entry. - 2513 days ago read more >
Jessica Aldossary said: It would definitely be good on the things that are essentially important for the development of the society. - Lindsay Rosenwald about this Competition Entry. - 2639 days ago read more >

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