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Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment. 

Helena Public Schools adopt data-based model for changing phases of operations

“What the board really approved on Tuesday was a commitment that we would use data – and particularly local data – as an indicator in informing decisions that we need to make,” he said.

A little rainy day inspiration from Kurt Vonnegut.

“Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives.”

NTIA’s BroadbandUSA Practical Broadband Conversation: Digital Inclusion and K-12 Education: The Impact of COVID-19 on Students and Educators 10/21 -12PM MST

This panel will explore the challenges that communities and schools are facing, their innovative solutions to keep students connected, and their plans to transition from short-term solutions to long-term sustainable programs. 

Montana Business Quarterly

Child Care Gap is Costing Montana Millions

Seattle Unsure if Students Have Proper Tech for School – How About In Montana?

How many kids actually need the technology? And does it work well enough to meet remote learning demands?

Montana Childcare Advocates: Pandemic Illuminates Need for Public Funding, Expanded Access

“There are so many options,” Buenz said. “It’s about encouraging legislators to think about funding for early education, but it’s also about bringing companies together, corporations. It has to be everybody at the table, community members, the agencies, the parents.”

Report: Unaffordable child care harms Montana economy

“This is going to end up slowing down the country’s economic recovery until people can figure this out,” said Robert Sonora, the director of health research at the Bureau.

How Teachers Can Foster Community in Online Classrooms

Remote learning doesn’t have to mean distracted, disconnected students. Here’s what you can do to build calm and trust.

University of Montana study shows the affects of inadequate child-care on all Montanans

Inadequate child care costs Montana businesses nearly $55M per year.

Better access to child care would save the Montana economy $232M a year.