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Health Benefits of Universal Pre-K:


The researchers suggest that putting kids in pre-K simply creates more opportunities for their health problems to get noticed, since early-childhood teachers are often trained to spot them. by ...


Vermont's Universal Pre-K Program: Year One:


Vermont is pressing ahead on its preschool plans. Back in 2014, then-Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill into a law that offered 10 hours a week of high-quality preschool programs to the state's 3- ...


Are online preschools signaling the future of education?:




Rural, urban Nebraskans support early childhood education, worry about future for kids:


While most Nebraskans agree the state should make a greater investment in early childhood education, rural residents are more worried than their urban counterparts about finding quality day care, while ...


Improving the Evidence Base for Access to Quality Pre-K:


Early childhood education has captured the nation's attention and holds a rare spot in the center of the political aisle. This is not surprising given that a quality Pre-K experience can save ...


Why do Idaho, five other states spend nothing on preschool? Political and family culture - Rally For Montana's Future Superheroes!, 3/17, Helena, Montana :


"Preschool can be a great resource in rural communities," said John McFarlane, the district superintendent who doubles as the seventh- through 12th-grade principal. "We can't go to the museum; we can't ...


Early Education For Rural Children - An unlikely ally for President Trump: Liberal actress Jennifer Garner:


Jennifer Garner has not given up on Donald Trump's Washington. The 44-year-old actress spent the weekend lobbying the town's pillars of power to support early education for poor rural children. ...


Time to go all-in on preschool:


Is there really anything else to say on the value of pre-K? Yes, and here we go: The sooner we view pre-K as a long-term educational, economic, and workforce development strategy, the sooner we can build ...


Innovative Financing for Early Education:


Early childhood education (ECE) has strong public and legislative support. The challenge is paying for it. In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh has called for using tourism dollars to finance an expansion ...


Great Falls Superintendent Lacey: OPI chief's answer on preschool 'disheartening':


"I do need to share with you that when I did ask that question, and I did a lot of traveling, it was not on the number one. The number one was making sure I had a teacher that's there. So I do believe ...


Can performance-based education bonds improve preschool education?:


Minnesota plans to join Salt Lake City in a novel approach to paying for public education: using "social bonds" to fund early childhood learning. These bonds raise money in private capital markets, ...


MSU Extension offers parenting education via free email subscription:


Montana State University Extension has partnered with University of Wisconsin-Extension to deliver eParenting high-tech kids, a free parenting course which provides ideas on using digital media to stay ...


Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Makes Historic Proposal for Pre-K :


"We're making great progress. But there's plenty of room for improvement. The gaps that remain come in the shape of race, language, and need. Equity demands bold solutions. "That's why, this week, ...
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An Early Education Podcast from Oregon:


Early education is getting a lot of multimedia exposure. There are blogs and, increasingly, podcasts, including the Early Link Podcast, produced by the Children's Institute, a nonprofit organization in ...


A Canadian Podcast Tells a Deeply Personal Story About the Power of Early Education:


"A kid doesn't realize that they're in dysfunction," We usually blog about the policy side of preschool. So, we were struck by "The Preschool Podcast: For Leaders in Early Childhood Education," https://www.himama.com/the-preschool-podcast/?ref=newsletter ...


Investing in Montana's future - Early education is a bedrock of our future:


The budget proposed by Gov. Steve Bullock invests in our future in a number of ways. Montana can have a solid physical infrastructure while at the same time investing in the next generation and providing ...


Nobel-prize winning economist James Heckman's New Research on Early Education - "The Life-Cycle Benefits of an Influential Early Childhood Program.":


"What we've done is shown the benefits across two generations of the study of these enriched early child care programs," Nobel-prize winning economist James Heckman said in an interview with NPR. "Not ...


Montana's Preschool Push:


Governor Bullock is leading the effort to expand free public preschool programs but faces hurdles and criticism from lawmakers, incoming superintendent of schools By Dillon Tabish Full Story: ...


How Investing In Preschool Beats The Stock Market, Hands Down:


There's a growing body of research on the value and importance of high-quality early education programs -- especially for disadvantaged kids. But there's surprisingly little research on its impact ...


17 Ways Governors Can Lead on Early Education:


17 Ways Governors Can Lead on Early Education December 8, 2016 by Alyssa Haywoode Photo: Caroline Silber for Strategies for Children Photo: Caroline Silber for Strategies for Children In a ...


Do the effects of early education programs last past the third grade?:


Do students without pre-k catch up to their peers by third grade? Summary response from the Education Commission of the States: Overall research points to positive effects of pre-k programs as they ...


4 ways to enhance STEM in preK classrooms:




Superintendent Juneau, Governor Bullock Announce $10 Million Preschool Grant:


Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau and Governor Steve Bullock today announced Montana has received its third year of funding to support preschool programs in high-needs communities. To ...


How States are Weaving Early Education into the Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act:


Many organizations are keeping an eye on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the federal K-12 education law that replaces No Child Left Behind. But CEELO (the Center on Enhancing Early Learning ...


Pre-K Lags in Idaho, Montana, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Wyoming:


October 28, 2016 by Alyssa Haywoode "When you think of America's western mountain states, what comes to mind? Wide, open spaces? Majestic peaks? Infinite blue skies? Pervasive lack of investment ...


Do the Benefits of Universal Pre-K Programs Justify the Costs?:


Is universal pre-K worth the cost? Yes, according to the national nonprofit Child Trends. While research has found benefits in pre-K programs that focus on at-risk children, Child Trends has found ...


Public preschool to expand in more Montana communities under federal grant:


As a Head Start graduate herself, Denise Juneau knows first-hand how a high quality education for preschoolers can change a life. As Office of Public Instruction superintendent, she and her staff have ...


Vermont is First: The State Offers 10 hours of Universal, Free Preschool:


"Universal Pre-K is a win for children, taxpayers, working families, and employers," Vermont's Governor Peter Shumlin said earlier this summer. "We all know that preparing children to enter elementary ...


Making the Business Case for Early Education:




In Idaho, preschool comes with a stiff price:



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