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SC child advocates present plan on early education

By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Organizations that advocate for children in South Carolina are presenting a series of proposals designed to help youngsters succeed in life and school.

The suggestions are being put forward Tuesday at a conference in Columbia and involve children from birth to five years old.

The groups include the Children's Trust, the United Way and the Institute for Child Success.

Their meeting comes a week after the state Supreme Court ruled the South Carolina Legislature has failed to provide students the opportunity to succeed.

The court did not tell lawmakers how to solve the problem, but told them and school district officials to work together to solve it.

Organizers say they are presenting specific recommendations to improve the care and education of children, as well as their families.

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