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A visit that makes a difference 28.3.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A memory from nearly 30 years ago remains fresh and raw: A domestic-disturbance call to a familiar address. The sight of a young child with obvious signs of neglect. A parent who’s clearly unprepared for the challenges of raising kids. All amounting to what felt even then inevitable. Read full article ...
Minnesota House GOP bids low with budget proposal 25.3.2015 Star Tribune: Editorials
With Dayton aiming high, Senate DFL majority should play broker’s role.
Image of Asia: Singapore prime minister meets mourners for his late father, nation's founder 24.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
This Governor Wants Every 4 Year Old To Have Free Preschool 23.3.2015 Think Progres

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) has proposed using about a fifth of his budget surplus to create a universal preschool program.

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Dayton takes his plan for universal pre-k to school 21.3.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Mark Dayton wants to spend $343 million of the budget surplus on universal all-day preschool. He said that would help make sure all children are prepared for kindergarten. But not everyone agrees with that approach.
Photos: Dayton, Legislators, visit Newport Elementary for universal preschool pitch 20.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
Gov Dayton and area legislators, visited Newport Elementary to make their case to fund universal preschool.
Dayton pitches preschool money in classroom visit 20.3.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
Gov. Mark Dayton, who's made state money to expand preschool access one of his top legislative session priorities, pitched the program Friday at Newport Elementary School.
A blooming artist 19.3.2015 Durango Herald
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How 'social air bags' for rich kids exacerbate unequal opportunity 18.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
What's the difference between growing up in an affluent family and growing up poor in America?
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Steamboat briefs: Sustainability council earns award for ReTree program 17.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s ReTree program has earned the organization the Arbor Day Foundation’s Excellence in Volunteer Management Award. The award is presented to a community, group or organization for its outstanding efforts to mobilize and engage volunteers in tree planting and care within a community. The award will be presented at the Arbor Day Awards Ceremony on April 24 in Nebraska City, Nebraska. YVSC’s first ReTree event took place in 2010, when more than 14,000 tress were planted to replace those killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic. With leadership by YVSC and the Colorado State Forest Service, the annual program has evolved to focus on planting fewer trees and increasing tree survival and health. Each June, YVSC strives to plant thousands more trees. To learn more about ReTree and see where trees are being planted this year, visit . District to offer preschool development screenings The Steamboat Springs School District will offer preschool developmental ...
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Poor, bright pupils aged 11 fall behind by A-levels, study finds 17.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Oxford University study finds that poorer students’ are considerably less likely to study the sort of A-levels that will help them get into leading universities

Bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds are falling behind post-GCSE and are almost half as likely to get three A-levels as their better-off peers, according to research published on Tuesday.

Poorer youngsters’ life chances are further compromised as they are considerably less likely to study the sort of A-levels that will help them get into leading universities.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Self-compassion 15.3.2015 Steamboat Pilot
In the last 24 hours parents everywhere have had a less-than-great parenting moment accompanied by, “I can’t believe I did that” or “I bet other mothers/fathers would deal with this situation better” or “I’m such a failure at this.” Swiftly follows the thought, “At least I’m not parenting like her/him.” Feeling good about parenting is a moving target. One moment it seems like things are going great, and in a split second, things are in meltdown mode. It’s true that tackling a challenge we didn’t think we could accomplish and persevering when things got difficult, if not seemingly impossible, will help us feel good about ourselves. Success feels great. But along the way, things are difficult. Failures happen. Feelings are hurt. We become discouraged. We often compare ourselves with others to help us feel better. We come by this honestly — our society is highly competitive, and it is natural to reach for a higher rung on the ladder to avoid feeling we are at the bottom. This may temporarily help to pull us ...
In Idaho School District, Preschool At Risk Without Federal Funds 13.3.2015 NPR News
Congress has not reauthorized special assistance for rural communities this year. But to pay for extra programs like preschool, Basin School District doesn't have many other options.
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Push for immigrant driver's licenses picks up in Minnesota 12.3.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
It is unclear if bill will get House committee hearing before deadline.
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Drive for immigrant licenses picks up in Minnesota 12.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
It is unclear if bill will get House committee hearing before deadline.
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Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees 11.3.2015 BBC: Business
Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees
Legislators debate Dayton's $348 million preschool proposal 9.3.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
The governor wants an additional $238M to make the initiative available for all of Minnesota’s 4-year-olds.
Ceiling Noises Lead to Evacuation of Dedham Pre-School Program 7.3.2015 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
The program director of the Little Sprouts pre-school program decided to evacuate the 88 students after teachers heard cracking sounds coming from the roof. The building was later deemed safe.
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Preschools a microcosm of debate on measles vaccinations 6.3.2015 LA Times: Opinion
For 19 years, the director of the Laguna Parent Participation Preschool has worked alongside mothers and fathers to decide such questions as what children should eat during snack breaks and what type of field trips they should take.
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Emanuel tries to score points with Rauner attack 5.3.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered up a double serving of political theater Wednesday, attacking his friend Gov. Bruce Rauner's attempt to slash state spending and airing a TV ad in which the mayor appeared contrite about his first term but didn't specify what he got ...
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