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Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education 20.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The United States Mint and leaders of the Wampanoag Tribe introduced the 2011 Native American $1 coin during a ceremony at Plimoth Plantation on March 25, 2011. (Photo: Jonathan Wiggs / The Boston Globe via Getty Images) For more than 150 years, the Wôpanâak language was silent. With no fluent speakers alive, the language of the Mashpee Wampanoag people existed only in historical documents. It was by all measures extinct. But a recently established language school on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's reservation in Massachusetts is working to bring back the language. The threat of extinction that faces the Wôpanâak language is not uncommon for indigenous languages in the United States. Calculated federal policy, not happenstance, led to the destruction of Native American languages such as Wôpanâak. But today, Native language schools are working to change that by revitalizing languages that have been threatened with extinction. In the 19th century, federal policy shifted from a policy of extermination and ...
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Colorado’s preschool program fails to meet targets for serving English learners well, report finds 19.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado’s public preschool program fails to meet most targets for effectively serving young English learners, according to a new state-by-state report released Wednesday.
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Quality Preschools Set Kids Up For Success. The Trump Administration Wants to Gut Their Funding. 18.4.2018 Mother Jones
The number of American children enrolled in publicly funded preschools is growing—but states are spending less per child than they were 15 years ago, and the Trump Administration hopes to slash federal funding aimed at getting more disadvantaged kids into preschool. That’s a big problem, say the authors of a new Rutgers University report. Abundant […]
Colorado Democrats tell Democrats for Education Reform to pound sand 18.4.2018 Washington Post
Colorado Democrats tell Democrats for Education Reform to pound sand
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Edtech startup Lingumi scores £1.2M seed funding to teach pre-school kids English 17.4.2018 TechCrunch
Lingumi, the London and Cardiff-based edtech startup that teaches English to kids aged between 2 and 6 using an app and a range of physical products, has picked up £1.2 million in seed funding. Leading the round is ADV, with participation from existing backers LocalGlobe, and company builder Entrepreneur First (Lingumi was part of EF’s […]
Teacher walkout over school funding forces Englewood Schools to cancel all classes on Monday 13.4.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
All classes have been canceled in Englewood this coming Monday, as more than a hundred teachers walkout to demand better funding for public schools.
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Schools, governor push to make preschool funding permanent 12.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
School officials say they may have to cut preschool classes if lawmakers do not extend state funds awarded last year.
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These Colorado kids had trouble getting to preschool, so teachers drove the classroom to them 11.4.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Most kindergartners at Federal Heights Elementary School are minority students on free or reduced lunch. The Right On Learning Mobile Preschool aims to give them a head start.
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Implicit racial bias causes black boys to be disciplined at school more than whites, federal report finds 5.4.2018 Washington Post
Implicit racial bias causes black boys to be disciplined at school more than whites, federal report finds
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To school, too early? 31.3.2018 Hindu: Fitness
The debate on the right age to send children to school or play-school continues
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To school, too early? 31.3.2018 Hindu: Opinion
The debate on the right age to send children to school or play-school continues
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Money matters in education, as long as you spend it at the right time and on the right students 22.3.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Half a century ago, when sociologist James Coleman was tasked by the U.S. Department of Education with studying educational inequality, a good school was regarded as one that featured teachers with advanced degrees, a well-stocked library, state-of-the-art science labs and the like. The assumption...

Child left on school bus in Prince George’s County, officials say 13.3.2018 Washington Post
Child left on school bus in Prince George’s County, officials say
Sean Bradley, president and CEO of Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, has resigned 2.3.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Sean Bradley, president and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan Denver, has resigned his position, according to league board member Pastor Del Phillips.
Body believed to missing Denver preschool teacher found near Jones Pass 2.3.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
The body of who authorities believe to be a missing Denver preschool teacher was found Thursday near Jones Pass, the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office said.
Small fire at Park Meadows mall prompts evacuation 2.3.2018 Denver Post: Business
A small fire prompted evacuation of Lone Tree's Park Meadows Mall Thursday afternoon.
Dolly Parton gives the gift of literacy: A library of 100 million books 2.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In 1995, the entertainer and philanthropist started the Imagination Library, inspired by her father, who couldn't read and write. Now, it mails free books to more than a million kids each month.
A century-old suffragist's story inspires high school girls to 'Hear Our Voice' 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Man found naked and bloody in Grand Junction inside pre-school under construction 17.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Construction workers showed up to work on a new school building early Monday morning and found a 42-year-old Grand Junction man inside, running around naked and bloody.
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Recent shootings can make going to school seem scary, but there are ways to help kids cope 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Alysia Evans’ son was 4 in 2013, when a man went on a shooting rampage in Santa Monica, killing five people before officers killed him. Her son was in preschool a few blocks from Santa Monica College, where the attack came to an end.

The preschool was placed on lockdown that day, and everyone there...

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