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Thank You Senators

Wed, 2014-05-14 16:11 -- ccarey

It's budget season. (Yay!)

It's budget season. (Groan)

That is pretty much how any ‘budget- watcher’ feels during this time of year. It is filled with long nights, hopeful wishes, and grave disappointments.  And the feeling that, at any moment, what you thought would happen- won’t. There is a lot of uncertainty.

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South Carolina is Ready Now!

Fri, 2014-04-11 10:23 -- ccarey

The Institute for Child Success has been at the forward edge of advocating for a statewide definition, description, and assessment of school readiness. All three of these elements were included in the ICS-drafted sample legislation that became the basis for the School Readiness legislations to reform and reauthorize South Carolina First Steps.

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A New Day, A New Year

Mon, 2013-12-30 16:29 -- ccarey

As we look forward to the start of a new year, I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from the great American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

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A Holiday Note from UWASC

Mon, 2013-12-23 09:50 -- ccarey

Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol opens with its depiction of selfish old Scrooge, hunched over against the bitterness of a London winter—and against the warmth of community, friends, and family. He is alone, utterly alone, utterly mean, utterly heartless:

But what did Scrooge care? It was the very thing he liked. To edge his way along the crowded paths of life, warning all human sympathy to keep its distance.

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