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American Indian leaders seek more state money for education 26.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Citing federal funding that is half of what other Minnesota districts receive from the state, American Indian leaders say more state support is needed to boost student achievement.
Exposing infants to peanuts causes big reduction in peanut allergy, study shows 24.2.2015 Washington Post
Peanut allergy, an occasionally life-threatening condition that has prompted changes in food consumption rules everywhere from pre-schools to airlines, can be sharply reduced by feeding peanut protein to infants at risk for the condition, researchers reported in a landmark study Monday.Read full article ...
MN near bottom in on-time graduation for students of color 19.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Fewer than 60 percent of the state's black and Hispanic students graduate in four years, and just 49 percent of Native American students do, according to an MPR News analysis.
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Not enough child care 18.2.2015 Durango Herald
An old problem has resurfaced with the resurgence of the Aspen-area economy.Many child-care providers in the middle and upper Roaring Fork Valley say demand is once again outpacing supply as more people have returned to full-time jobs in the past couple of years. The shortage is particularly acute for infant and toddler care, according...
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Aspen struggles with child care 18.2.2015 Durango Herald
An old problem has resurfaced with the resurgence of the Aspen-area economy.Many child care providers in the middle and upper Roaring Fork Valley say demand is once again outpacing supply as more people have returned to full-time jobs in the past couple of years. The shortage is particularly acute for infant and toddler care, according...
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The stars come out at David Carr’s wake 17.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
They held David Carr's wake in New York last night. The New York Times columnist died from complications of lung cancer last week.
Use early-ed dollars to help low-income students 16.2.2015 Star Tribune: Editorials
Targeting state funds at low-income students will have real impact.
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Thoughtful Parenting: Teeth matter 15.2.2015 Steamboat Pilot
The young cousins stood on the porch brushing their teeth as the sun was setting behind the hills. There was no complaining. This was part of the adventure of visiting their grandparents in a farmhouse without indoor plumbing. The grandparents knew the children would remember brushing teeth is important even when they’re away from home. Teeth matter in keeping a child’s whole body healthy. Strong teeth allow a child to chew well and enjoy eating. Healthy teeth and gums support their immune system and help them bounce back from illness and injuries. Teeth also matter in learning. Teeth are needed for clear speech and confidence. Tips for parents and caregivers: • During your pregnancy, get a dental check-up and eat healthy. Give up soft drinks! • After your baby is born, wipe baby’s gums with a clean, soft cloth after each feeding. • After your baby’s teeth come in, wipe their teeth after each feeding with a soft cloth. Brush their teeth in the morning and at bedtime with a small smear of toothpaste on a ...
Time to leave behind No Child Left Behind, Obama says in weekly address 14.2.2015 Daily Kos
This year, I want to work with both parties in Congress to replace No Child Left Behind with a smarter law that addresses the overuse of standardized tests, makes a real investment in preschool, and gives every kid a fair shot in the new economy. President Obama focused in this morning's weekly address on progress made in education, and the steps we need to take as a nation to ensure a better future for our children: Over the past few years, we’ve seen signs that our elementary and secondary school students are doing better. Last year, our younger students earned the highest math and reading scores on record. Last week, we learned that our high school graduation rate hit a new all-time high. This is progress. But in a 21st century economy, our kids will only do better than we did if we educate them better than we were educated. So we have to do more to make sure they graduate from school fully prepared for college and a career. Besides challenging Congress to replace No Child Left Behind, he took aim at ...
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Q&A: Blocks, Play, Screen Time And The Infant Mind 12.2.2015 NPR News
Studies with wooden blocks show "that children who play with blocks learn language better and have better cognition."
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Colorado school-based vaccine records provide incomplete picture 12.2.2015 Denver Post: Local
When Emily Adams started scouting preschools for her 2-year-old, her checklist went beyond a school's location, reputation and instruction. Something else weighed on the mind of the Jefferson County mother of two: vaccination ...
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Tuesday’s best TV 10.2.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Parliament exposed in Inside The Commons, the pain of Young War Widows, and kids’ capers in The Secret Life Of Four-Year-Olds. Plus: Nick Helm returns in Uncle and Rhod Gilbert goes to sea for more Work Experience

What do pre-schoolers do when there are no adults around? In a nursery equipped with cameras, we get to find out, and it’s certainly revealing. For example, we see the contrast between rough play specialist Chaim and Christian, who’s so particular he’s “a bit of an old man”. Educational neuroscientist Dr Paul Howard-Jones and developmental psychologist Dr Sam Wass offer learned comment on what we’re seeing. The conversation of the kids themselves is laugh-out-loud delightful: “If he troubles you, just bite him … ” Jonathan Wright

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How educating children early and well creates a ripple effect for us all 10.2.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
In 2013’s and 2014’s State of the Union speeches, President Obama proposed universal pre-kindergarten as a means of helping poor children catch up with their richer peers.In this year’s speech, he eschewed all mention of universal pre-K. Instead he spoke of “universal child care,” as a means of helping working parents.Read full article ...
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Dayton's budget throws support to Promise Neighborhood 9.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
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Dayton's expanded pre-K plan under fire from critics 6.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Mark Dayton wants to spend more than $100 million on preschool programs for 4-year-olds in public schools. Education groups and experts greet the plan with skepticism.
National Priorities Project Reacts to President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget 6.2.2015 Truthout.com
President Obama today released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 (which runs October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016), his first on-time proposal since 2011. The $4 trillion spending and tax proposal includes funding that would provide two years of tuition-free community college for students, investments in job training and early education, as well as substantial increases in military spending. The new budget contains initiatives that would be widely popular with the American people based on opinion polling. With an emphasis on job training and job creation, education, and a reduction in corporate and other tax loopholes, the president has released a budget that reflects Americans’ priorities.  Here are highlights of what the Obama budget contains: Total Spending, and What's New President Obama proposed a total of $4 trillion in spending in fiscal 2016, an inflation-adjusted increase of around 1 percent relative to 2015 enacted spending levels. The budget includes new spending of $60 billion over 10 ...
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The Daily Digest: Pre-K plan faces skeptics 6.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Your daily dose of Minnesota politics and policy.
Dayton's expanded pre-K plan faces criticism from experts 6.2.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Mark Dayton wants to spend more than $100 million on pre-school programs for four-year-olds in public schools. Education groups and experts greet the plan with skepticism.
Minnesota DFL senators want $500 million for education package 5.2.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
DFL senators are proposing free breakfast for all elementary students, universal preschool and more funding to fix aging school buildings
Google hopes Disney's 'Miles From Tomorrowland' inspires future coders 5.2.2015 LA Times: Top News
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