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Consider the value of your public school in your Montana community

I learned that the politics surrounding the anger in our country, mostly focused on COVID-19 and its harsh impact on our lives, has been staged in Montana and with propaganda driven by entities outside of Montana and social media.

Universal Pre-K and free college part of massive spending bill By: Ariana Figueroa

“The high cost of child care is failing families’ budgets and pushing millions of Americans out of the workforce—the majority of those are women,” Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, D-Virginia, said in his opening statement.

Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Preschool and Childcare Policies

Identifying the specific macroeconomic costs and benefits of those programs for the U.S. economy between now and 2051.

How will Montana spend big pot of federal child-care money?

$112 million available for next two years

SoftBank Backs Autism Intervention Startup Opya In Its $15.4 Million Series A

“There are 1.5 million kids that need help and need support,” Romney tells Forbes. “Our focus is on early intervention because you can achieve the best overall outcomes by treating kids early in the process.”

Montana families continue to face a preschool desert

“I’m not talking about the opportunity for us to spend money for cute little boys and girls to sit criss-cross applesauce and read Dr. Suess books,” O’Brien said. “I’m talking about brain development so that our children are ready to learn and ready to work.”

Making the case for public pre-K in Montana

Despite pilot programs highlighting the benefits of early education in recent years, Montana families continue to face a preschool desert

Rural Montana schools are understaffed. Licensing obstacles are making it worse.

Last year, 137 Montana schools employed unlicensed teachers, more than half of them in rural areas. MTFP partners with The Hechinger Report to investigate how continuing barriers to teacher certification are impacting administrators, teachers and classrooms.

States with the Best & Worst School Systems Montana Ranks 27th.

Researchers have found that more resources — or taxes paid by residents — typically result in better school-system performance.

GFDA is conducting a childcare feasibility study

“We’d like to get at least 500 responses from parents in the region or guardians about their childcare needs because it adds depth and richness to the number crunching that’s already been done.”