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Silicon Valley Is Jumping on the Microschool Bandwagon

With schools in limbo, startups see a big market in helping parents organize learning pods and tutoring groups. Will some kids get left behind?

The Transmission Rate Of Covid-19 Needs To Decrease Before Schools Reopen, U.S. Surgeon General Says

“The administration’s strategy of prioritizing politics over science has had a devastating impact on our country throughout this pandemic. It should not make that same mistake when it comes to reopening schools,” Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott

Montana Next Generation of Community and Economic Development Tools Report Released; Your Input and Recommendations Requested by July 27th

To help us prioritize our next steps, I am asking you to complete our brief survey at   so we can hear from you – what topics and themes interest you. 

Why you should inspire your children to take risks

Childhood used to come with rites of passage: your first fish, your first hunt, your first taste of outdoor risk. We need to rebuild the steps along the journey to adulthood.

Billings, other Montana schools begin paying for some students’ home internet amid remote shift

Several school leaders in Montana have put small-scale plans in place to address what they view as a long-simmering equity issue. Public school districts in Billings, Missoula, and Great Falls all began or will begin to pay for some students’ home internet access. 

Montana Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force and Zero to Five Montana – 7/14 – 12PM MST

This instructional webinar will focus on teleworking and flexible scheduling best practices.

Governor Bullock, Lt. Governor Cooney Release Plan for Reopening Safe and Healthy Schools for Montana

“Noting the uniqueness of every school district in Montana, our goal for this document is not to be prescriptive, but to provide effective, flexible guidelines to all schools in hopes that we can safely resume in-person instruction in the fall.”

Ontario Adds Coding and Personal Finance to New Math Curriculum for 1st Grade

The new elementary system hopes to improve the dwindling math scores in the province.

How to Teach Kids to Be Independent Thinkers – Happy Father’s Day

How to Raise Successful People, a book by Esther Wojcicki, a teacher and the mother of Susan Wojcicki (the CEO of YouTube), Janet Wojcicki (a Fulbright winner), and Anne Wojcicki, cofounder of 23andMe. Steve Jobs’ daughter Lisa was one of her students.

You are invited to join NTIA’s BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversations Webinar  – 6/17 – 12:00 PM MST

Topic: Utilizing Federal Data to Measure the Digital Divide