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For early ed, all the world can be the stage 18.12.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
Children’s Theatre proves nontraditional approaches can work.
US Sen. Murray aims to tackle No Child Left Behind 17.12.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- Former preschool teacher U.S. Sen. Patty Murray wants to rescue the so-called No Child Left Behind Law in her new role as ranking Democrat on the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee....
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Kids must undergo vision health screening regularly 14.12.2014 New Kerala: Health News
Washington, Dec 14 : All children should undergo vision health screening between age 36 and 72 months - preferably every year - using evidence-based test methods and with effective referral and follow-up, suggest experts.
Denver analyzing students' odds of improving once at the bottom 12.12.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Findings from a Denver Public Schools analysis reinforce the value of early childhood education but also show that for students who end up among the lowest performing in the district, even earlier intervention is needed.
Yampa Valley Gives nets $370,974 for nonprofits 11.12.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley residents gave big Tuesday with nearly $371,000 in donations to local nonprofits. The Yampa Valley Gives fundraising drive coincided with Colorado Gives Day, a statewide effort organized by the Community First Foundation. The Family Development Center of Steamboat Springs attracted the most donations with $91,335. That and other dollar amounts are likely to grow as matching funds are allocated. Those numbers will be announced Dec. 19. The welfare of children and early childhood education seemed to be a priority for a few donors. The Family Development Center operates the Discovery Learning Center early childhood center and also offers family services through the Child Care Network and the Newborn Network. The Discovery Learning Center, which was turned into a nonprofit 30 years ago, intends to use the money raised to offer more scholarships to needy children, whose parents struggle to afford child care. According to a recent report, Steamboat Springs and Routt County top the list of the ...
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Why The President Wants To Give Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Toddlers 11.12.2014 NPR News
Today's White House summit on early education highlights public and philanthropic partnerships to support high-quality learning opportunities for young children.
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Minnesota does not make the cut for federal early ed grants awarded today 10.12.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Eighteen states are awarded $226 million in grants to fund early education; Minnesota does not make the cut
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Minn. fails to get cut of $226M in fed grants for early ed 10.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Eighteen states are awarded $226 million in grants to fund early education; Minnesota does not make the cut
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Making the case for early childhood education 10.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Children who attend preschool are healthier, do better in later grades, and are more likely to graduate from high school, says Art Rolnick of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
Obama to announce $1B in new grants to states for preschool 10.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is ...
Obama to unveil $1B early childhood education funding 10.12.2014 The Hill
The White House again looks to rally support for Obama's universal pre-K initiative.
Obama announcing $1B for early childhood education 10.12.2014 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is following up on his promise to expand early education opportunities for tens of thousands of children by announcing a $1 billion public-private investment in programs for the nation's youngest learners....
Obama announcing $1B in public-private money to boost early access to education 10.12.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Why math might be the secret to school success 9.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
One researcher says "math might be sort of a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."
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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success 9.12.2014 NPR News
A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers, one of who describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."
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Thoughtful Parenting: Guidelines available to help kids grow, succeed 8.12.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The early years (from a child’s birth to age 8) are critically important for all areas of learning and development. That means health and physical development, emotional and behavioral development, logic and reasoning and academic development. This lays the foundation for future academic achievement and a successful and happy future for Colorado’s kids. We know that 85 percent of a baby’s intellect, personality and social skills are developed in the first three years of life. Those skills and personality traits continue to develop throughout a child’s early years. No matter how we interact with children from birth to age 8 — whether we’re experts, first-time parents or involved relatives, friends and neighbors — we all play a role in giving kids a healthy start. That is why Colorado has developed the Early Learning and Development Guidelines. The straightforward, step-by-step directions bring together widely embraced strategies to help children from birth to age 8 develop successfully. They provide ...
Make early education a bigger priority 4.12.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
The 2015 Legislature should continue to expand access to preschool.
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Kidaptive’s Latest App Mosaic Puts A Preschool Teacher In Parents’ Pockets 4.12.2014 techCrunch
 Kidaptive, the maker of children’s educational iPad applications with a curriculum focused on Kindergarten readiness, has now released a new app designed just for parents. Called “Learner Mosaic,” the app offers parents personalized insights into how well their child is progressing based on their behavior and activity within Kidaptive’s applications, and soon, within… Read ...
Landbay Secures $2.35M From Omni For Its Buy-to-let P2P Lending Platform 4.12.2014 techCrunch
 We covered the launch of Landbay in April and it’s since gone on to bring the peer-to-peer lending model to buy-to-let mortgages, among a raft of other competitors piling into this space. The idea is that it offers lenders more attractive returns compared to banks. It’s now raised £1.5 million (USD$2.35 million) from Omni Partners an alternatives investment manager with direct… Read ...
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GovBeat: Pre-K funding gets Republican backing in North Dakota 3.12.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Republican lawmakers in North Dakota are throwing their support behind pre-kindergarten funding in a big way, reflecting broadly held views in support of such programs. On Tuesday, a handful of local Republican lawmakers including the chairman of the Senate Education Committee joined state Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler in announcing a plan to cover half the pre-K education cost of an estimated 6,000 children, according to the Forum News Service . With just 36 percent enrollment among 3- and 4-year-olds, the state ranks fifth from the bottom in early childhood education, Baesler ...
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