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UNCW studies binge drinking among teens

Source: By Lauren Schuster Published: Dec. 19, 2022, at 7:46 AM EST | Updated: 12 hours ago WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - As people gather for the holidays, plenty of parties will be hosted, often involving drinking in some capacity. Unfortunately, some teenagers will get their hands on alcohol as well. Researchers at UNCW are looking at the impact underage drinking has on teens. The numbers show that when teens do drink,...

Research & Resources: Let’s talk what happened this year

The Alliance for Early Success has snapshots, both national and for each state, of early childhood environments and progress in 2022. North Carolina’s page shows a complicated picture heading into a new year and legislative session. Some main takeaways (plus some of my own observations): The organization considers the state’s racial disparity among children living in poverty high. 67% of Hispanic/Latinx children younger than 8 were living 200% below the poverty line in 2020, compared with...

Perspective | Is paid family and medical leave in the future for North Carolinians?

Melea Rose-Waters December 12, 2022 New report on paid family and medical leave in NC - EducationNC ( Restless nights while parents care for a newborn. Providing care for an aging parent with health needs. Recovering from your own personal illness. These are just a few examples that show a common thread: at some point all of us will need to take time away from our jobs to care for ourselves or our loved ones. Unfortunately for most North Carolinians, our jobs don’t necessarily allow...

Here is child care capacity in North Carolina compared with the need, by county

Liz Bell May 13, 2022 NC early child care capacity by county, compared with need - EducationNC ( North Carolina child care providers have the space to reach only about a quarter of infants and toddlers with working parents, a report released this week shows. This supply of infant/toddler care compared with the need (or the number of infants and toddlers with working parents) also varies greatly by county. You can explore the map below to see for yourself. Child care for infants and...

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