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Children in daycare for long periods may suffer learning setbacks study 15.4.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Pre-schoolers who spend more than 21 hours a week in care could be disadvantaged once they get to school

Long daycare may place children at higher risk of falling behind in learning, according to a new Australian National University study.

Maths, literacy and overall academic achievement levels could suffer for pre-schoolers who spend more than 21 hours a week in daycare, the study found.

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Boston Finds That Quality Preschool Is Worth The Effort 13.4.2014 NPR: Sunday
Policymakers are weighing the costs and benefits of universal preschool, trying to determine what works in the classroom. One of the places they're looking is Boston.
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School-budget proposal clears legislative hurdle (Cached) 10.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER x2013 A 500 million package to start refilling Colorado school budgets decimated during the last recession cleared a major hurdle Wednesday in the state Legislature.The two bills awaiting a final vote in the Colorado House aim to use the statex2019s improving tax collections to backfill K-12 school budgets. The measures...
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Senate $210 million bill benefits preschool programs, caregivers 9.4.2014 News

The Minnesota Senate voted Tuesday to spend $210 million over the next 15 months to provide raises for caregivers for the elderly and disabled, fund preschool programs, fix potholes, lock up more criminals and provide extra cash to dozens of other state programs.

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Senate Moves To Adopt Its Plan For Budget Surplus 8.4.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: CBS)Minnesota senators are set to vote on a spending plan that devotes more money to preschool programs, financial aid for college students and allowances for caregivers for the disabled and elderly. The plan to be debated Tuesday would draw the money from the remaining state budget surplus.
Fremont leaders trying to move 109-year-old building off Historic Registry list 8.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
A 5-year-old debate over a small Mission San Jose District building on a quarter-acre lot will continue for the foreseeable future, as Fremont's Historical Architectural Review Board asked city staffers last week for more information before deciding the issue.
Hodges' 1st 100 days: Building relationships, slowly and steadily 6.4.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
North Routt Chili Cookoff returns 5.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Several rules have been put in place when discussing the North Routt Chili Cookoff. Don’t do so on an empty stomach. Even if said stomach is full, don’t do it near lunch. If lunch has been eaten, don’t discuss it for fear of regretting what was had for lunch. Other than that, talk as much as possible about the North Routt Chili Cookoff. The annual event, which serves as a benefit for the North Routt Preschool and North Routt Community Charter School, returns Sunday. “It’s always a good time and it always raises money for a good cause,” said Kerri Ann Crocker, the director of the North Routt Preschool. The event usually takes place in May, but Crocker said with a busy schedule in May they decided to move it up a month. The idea, however, remains the same. Go early, and bring an appetite. The cookoff runs from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse. Those interested in participating can do so in four categories: red chili, green chili, other and dessert. The cost is $10 to enter for those interested in ...
Pink eye outbreak shuts schools in American Samoa 5.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2,300 students and more than 100 teachers contracted pink ...
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Kate Nowak: A plethora of resources 3.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
As an organization that advocates and supports many health and human service agencies in Routt County, I think it is important for the community to know that we have a plethora of free services for parents, particularly with young children.  April is the month of the child, and our community will be hearing from multiple agencies about the programs and services that are available to parents. The Human Resource Coalition, a representation of the Health and Human Service agencies in Routt County, writes a monthly column for the Pilot on the third Sunday of the month. The focus of this column is to educate the community about the available health and human resources in our valley. Here are a few of our resources for families. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association has the nurse-family partnership program, a voluntary, free service to help first-time moms and their child begin a healthy life. Specialized nurses visit families regularly during a 2 1/2-year period, beginning in pregnancy. One of the ...
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U.S. official pushes for more education technology in Utah schools 2.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Children as young as 3 or 4 can benefit greatly from technology, but educators have been slow to adopt digital devices in preschool classrooms, a U.S. Department of Education deputy secretary said Tuesday in Salt Lake City. Libby Doggett, who heads up the Obama administration’s early-childhood education office, spent the day touring Granite School District’s innovative preschool program and spoke at an event sponsored in the afternoon by the Waterford Institute. That Sandy-based nonprofit devel...
First census of Mexico's schools finds problems 1.4.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say the first census of the country's education system found at least a third of public schools have infrastructure problems and there are thousands of school workers who can't be ...
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Mexico's first education system census finds infrastructure problems, unidentifiable teachers 1.4.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Letters: Remember, They’re Only 4 Years Old 1.4.2014 NY Times: Editorials
Letters: Remember, They’re Only 4 Years Old
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Editorial: Leading the Country on Pre-K 1.4.2014 NY Times: Editorials
Editorial: Leading the Country on Pre-K
Program is trying to close a knowledge gap, word by word 29.3.2014 Local

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Amid a political push for government-funded preschool for 4-year-olds, a growing number of experts fear that such programs actually start too late for the children most at risk. That is why Deisy Ixcuna-Gonzalez, the 16-month-old daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, is wearing a tiny recorder that captures every word she hears and utters inside her family's cramped apartment one day a week.

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African-American Children and Education: Where dehumanization leads us (Guest Voice) 29.3.2014 The Moderate Voice
Where dehumanization leads us by Esther J. Cepeda Washington Post Writers Group Columnist CHICAGO — “What could a 3-year-old possibly do to warrant being suspended from preschool?” The question was raised by someone who had read a news story about a Department of Education report noting that black children make up 18 percent of preschool […]
Evidence suggests autism starts in womb 27.3.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth. Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for learning and memory, researchers report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Brain changes suggest autism starts in the womb 27.3.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The finding should bolster efforts to understand how genes control brain development and lead to autism. It also suggests that treatment should start early in childhood, when the brain is capable of rewiring to work around damaged areas.
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Editorial: Giving Up on 4-Year-Olds 27.3.2014 NY Times: Editorials
Editorial: Giving Up on 4-Year-Olds
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