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Back to school? 1 in 5 teachers are unlikely to return to reopened classrooms this fall, poll says

A separate poll of parents with at least one child in grades K-12 finds that 6in 10 say they would be likely to pursue at-home learning options instead of sending back their children this fall.

Montana’s candidates for Governor talk pre-k, education

“It really is about implementing that statewide public preschool program for our littlest learners, and it’s time we get that done. I believe that Montana’s Constitution tells us rightly so that everyone is entitled to a free, high-quality public education. We should start with our 4-year-olds. We’re one of only a handful of states that doesn’t prioritize our littlest learners.” Whitney Williams

Yup! Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid Of All School Subjects

Finland has decided to change this in their educational system and introduce something which is suitable for the 21st century.

Exploring New Research on Pre-K Outcomes

This Policy Brief analyzes 15 research studies on the effectiveness of pre-K outcomes in programs across the country and finds evidence of sustaining effects beyond kindergarten.

Challenges abound for child care providers; senators signal support for additional aid

“As time has gone on, demand has definitely increased,”

Smart thermometers could be the secret to reopening schools

The data allows parents to make more informed decisions about whether or not their kid should stay home from school even if they don’t have a fever.

This week’s remarkable guest with Guy Kawasaki is Esther Wojcicki: Godmother of Silicon Valley, award-winning teacher, and mother of high-achieving daughters

Everyone should read her book called How to Raise Successful People.

Bozeman, Montana based MyVillage Honored for ‘World-Changing Idea’ by Fast Company

Child care startup is the only MT company recognized in prestigious awards

Zero to Five Newsletter – For Our Children, For Our Future

Responses to our survey showed parents were most concerned about meeting their financial needs (58%) and caring for their children (48%) during this crisis.

Coronavirus presents opportunity for Montana to reimagine child care

Child Care Resources’ director recently estimated that about 30% of providers have closed statewide.