Low-Income Students http://wunc.org en PNC Invests $1 Million In Education, Economic Development http://wunc.org/post/pnc-invests-1-million-education-economic-development <p>PNC is investing a million dollars in North Carolina to spur the economy and boost preschool education.<br><br><strong>Asma Khalid:</strong> The Pittsburgh-based bank is collaborating with Wake County Public Schools, Carolina Ballet and the North Carolina Museum of Art to introduce low-income students to the arts.<br><br>Wake County Superintendent Tony Tata welcomes the PNC initiative.<br> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:10:00 +0000 Asma Khalid 2271 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Change Course On Pre-K http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-change-course-pre-k <p>The State Legislature has reversed course on how many low-income four-year olds are eligible for pre-kindergarten programs.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>As part of its effort to cut costs and streamline pre-k programs in the state, the Legislature last year appeared to cap the number of low-income kids at 20 percent. Proponents of Pre-K programs brought the case before Judge Howard Manning, who ruled that the law was unconstitutional. He ordered the state to admit all eligible at-risk four-year olds.<br> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:47:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2363 at http://wunc.org