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Smart Start results vary, say critics

...years after North Carolina launched Smart Start, the state cannot conclusively...the agency charged with assessing Smart Start. "The short-term results...The state spent $139 million on Smart Start last year, and Gov. Jim Hunt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/22/met_254118.shtml
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City looks to Smart Start to discourage crime early

...gather in Savannah to roll out Smart Start Georgia, a statewide initiative...reduced. State leaders rolling out Smart Start Georgia cite voluminous research...fiscal year starting Tuesday, Smart Start Georgia will receive $7.5 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/30/met_379879.shtml
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A smart start

Speak softly and carry a big stick, certainly. But here's the apparent mantra for modern warfare:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/21/edi_473938.shtml
Editorials
Budget fight follows trimming plan in S.C.

...programs. "They must believe they can't win that debate," he said. First Steps, modeled after North Carolina's Smart Start program, is aimed at getting children 5 and younger better prepared for kindergarten. It includes childcare subsidies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/02/met_254921.shtml
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Board finishes budget

...first State of the State address to provide $20 million for First Steps, a program modeled after North Carolina's Smart Start. First Steps would prepare children up to age 5 for kindergarten by providing subsidies to make child care better and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/02/28/met_254730.shtml
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Around the block

...United Way of the CSRA and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta will collaborate to offer Augusta-area residents the Smart Start Early Education Substitute Teacher Program. The program is designed to recruit and instruct adults in the needs of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2012-04-18/around-block
News you can use

...of learning for your child is through reading. Here are some tips from Sharen Hausmann, the executive director of Smart Start, the early childhood division of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. - Select a book together. Provide an array...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/04/19/met_78058.shtml
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Hodges' budget to focus on education spending

...included in his proposal will be about $20 million to start a preschool program similar to North Carolina's Smart Start. Smart Start promotes partnerships among businesses, nonprofit organizations and churches to improve the lives of preschoolers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/19/met_250634.shtml
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Art scholarship

...United Way of the CSRA and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta will collaborate to offer Augusta-area residents the Smart Start Early Education Substitute Teacher Program. The program is designed to recruit and instruct adults in the needs of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2012-03-29/art-scholarship
Gov. Sonny Perdue Address

...It will improve coordination among Georgia's several early childhood programs, including the pre-K program and Smart Start. By eliminating duplication and bureaucracy, we'll ensure that more money goes directly to benefit children's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/15/met_401105.shtml
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