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Educators In Flint Step Up Efforts To Reach Youngest Victims Of Tainted Water 4.5.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
Thousands of kids in Flint who have been exposed to high levels of lead are at risk of major behavioral and cognitive problems. But early education intervention can help mitigate these effects.
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DFL wants student support funds now, but GOP isn't budging 3.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Advocates say the need for more counselors, social workers and other support workers is critical in Minnesota. But heading into negotiations, the DFL-controlled Senate and GOP-controlled House are far apart on the issue.
Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money 1.5.2016 NPR: All Things Considered
In 1997, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered millions of dollars in additional funding to 31 of the poorest school districts in the state. Camden alone spends about $23,000 per student per year.
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Brought to you by the letters A and I: Sesame Workshop, IBM developing edtech for pre-schoolers 28.4.2016 TechCrunch
 If you think Tickle Me Elmo is freaky already, wait until those talking monsters can beat you at Jeopardy. Sesame Workshop, the educational nonprofit behind Sesame Street and its iconic characters, this week announced a partnership with IBM Watson to develop edtech for pre-school children. Sesame Workshop is no newcomer to tech. The organization previously set up a venture fund in partnership… Read ...
How toy unboxing channels became YouTube's real stars 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

A fifth of the site’s top 100 channels are focused on toys, while young viewers are also driving big views for kids’ music, cartoons and vlogs

Like most pre-school children, Ryan loves playing with toys – from cars, trains and Lego to Disney toys, Play-Doh and Minions. Unlike most pre-school children, he’s playing with those toys for an online audience of millions.

Ryan is the young star of Ryan’s Toys Review, a YouTube channel with more than 2.5 million subscribers and 4bn video views – startling figures given that his channel only launched in March 2015.

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Elmo has made a new friend: IBM's Watson 28.4.2016 Washington Post
Elmo has made a new friend: IBM's Watson
Look Back | Chernobyl, 30 years after nuclear power plant disaster 26.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Thirty years ago, an explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine released far more radioactivity than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan did, forcing the resettlement of more than 350,000 people. Scientists estimate that the most dangerous radioactive elements will take up to 900 years...
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Can more money fix America's schools? 25.4.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
It's one of the loudest debates in education: Whether spending more money adds up to better test scores and graduation rates.
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Can More Money Fix America's Schools? 25.4.2016 NPR News
It's one of the loudest debates in education: whether spending more money adds up to better test scores and graduation rates.
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I feel I’m not doing enough for my son and worry that he’s failing | Mariella Frostrup 24.4.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page
An exhausted mother feels guilty about how she’s raising her son. Mariella Frostrup encourages her to have fun with him The dilemma I have a four-year-old son who I love dearly but I don’t deserve. I’m not abusive or neglectful, but I feel like what I do for him is not good enough. I have a loving husband, but he works such long hours. I recently graduated from college while maintaining the household, taking care of my son and working full-time at night. I get three hours’ sleep in the early morning and another two before I go back out to work. I don’t know how long I can go on. I feel as if we live in a society where everyone is in competition with one another instead of trying to help each other. I constantly see on Facebook how so-and-so’s child can do this or that and I just think of all the things my son can’t do and feel he will be disadvantaged. Every time I begin the search for a preschool programme I get sick to my stomach that they will kick him out for being behind or for his attitude or ...
Colorado pediatricians prescribe books to promote wellness 24.4.2016 Durango Herald
Reading to children from infancy improves literacy when they reach school, so many area pediatricians participate in Reach Out and Read Colorado as part of their patient care.“It’s very practical and concrete,” said Dr. Pakhi Chaudhuri, owner of Pediatric Associates of Durango. “Literacy is part of wellness.
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Employee turnover plagues Southwest Colorado child care centers 23.4.2016 Durango Herald
Across Southwest Colorado, early childhood education centers are facing high staff turnover rates and many have waiting lists because there is not enough care available for families. A survey of 15 centers across the five-county region found high turnover rates are driven by low wages and burnout, said Corinne Flieger, the family and...
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Local Briefs 21.4.2016 Durango Herald
Kiwanis Club to meet ThursdayThe Kiwanis Club will welcome Mariel Balbuena from the Family Center at noon Thursday at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave.Mariel will discuss several of their programs in early childhood development. Guests are welcome.
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Herbert sidesteps veto override, agrees to special session to restore Utah school funding 19.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s lawmakers will vote next month on whether to restore roughly $4.7 million in education funding that was cut through line-item vetoes by Gov. Gary Herbert. Herbert and legislative leaders announced Monday that a special session will be called to address the funding cuts, which include expansions of early education software and testing, a technology training program for high school students, and a culinary arts program affiliated with the “Teen Chef Masters” reality television show. Herber... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
Lead level in water at Arvada pre-school far exceeds federal limit 16.4.2016 Denver Post: Local
ARVADA — Water tested from a faucet at a Head Start facility in Arvada showed lead levels 12 times higher than the federal government's "action level" for the toxic ...
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UNICEF, World Bank urge greater investment in early childhood development 16.4.2016 New Kerala: World News

New York, Apr 16 : The heads of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank Group are jointly urging global and national leaders to step up action and investments in nutrition and early childhood development programmes as a critical foundation for equitable development and economic growth.
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The plan to get every California kid into preschool 13.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
Three billion dollars may sound like a lot of money to spend on preschool -- but maybe it isn't enough. That's what a group of advocates, former policymakers, researchers and business executives is saying in its push to remake the state's early childhood education landscape. The $3-billion figure...
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Education Briefs 13.4.2016 Durango Herald
Park to host registration for kindergarten, preschool Park Elementary School will host kindergarten and preschool registration from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Participants should check in at the front office. People must bring proof of address, birth certificate and a copy of the child’s...
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Four-year-olds to get free books this week 12.4.2016 Durango Herald
All 4-year-olds in La Plata County are in for a treat this week as One Book 4 Colorado gives them each a free picture book when they visit their local library.The book chosen for 2016 – Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrae, with illustrations by Guy Parker-Rees – was announced Monday after people across Colorado...
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One Book 4 Colorado winner announced by Hickenlooper, Hancock 12.4.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock looked more like librarians than politicians Monday as they animatedly read to a pile of ...
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