Programs to help are expanding across the region despite challenges to include all who are eligible and to meet new nutrition standards.
A look at the how and when Western Carolinians for Criminal Justice and it's program to keep women out of prison were established.
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released information today on 70 new applications from organizations proposing to open a public charter school in August 2014. Among them are three that, if approved, would be located in Asheville a ...
The Champions for Children program of the NC Partnership for Children works by recruiting business leaders to attend forums and training so that they can present the economic case for investment in early childhood.
Data show that officials investigated more than 13,000 WNC children for reported neglect, abuse in a one-year period, with more than 131,000 investigated statewide. Inside: The number of children investigated from each of the 18 counties an ...
A resource list for more information and research on child abuse and prevention, signs of abuse and other resources.
The death of an 8-year-old girl last May has sparked a recent organized effort by Buncombe County health practitioners, law enforcement, agencies and city leaders to combat local domestic violence.
Data show that nearly 12,500 children in the 17 westernmost counties are enrolled in licensed childcare or preschool programs. Inside: data on which counties have the fewest and most children in early childhood programs.
For the second year in a row, two highly regarded state programs – Smart Start and the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program – will operate on reduced budgets, and administrators fear that progress made ensuring the well-being and school-readines ...
Inside: A look at current school lunch prices -- and how they've increased -- in the Asheville and the 17 countywide public school systems in Western North Carolina, and the percentage of children receiving free or reduced-priced lunches.