Overhaul of a statewide program that helps students struggling to read at grade level

Colorado lawmakers seek overhaul for troubled $231 million program meant to help kids catch up on reading The proposed changes follow reports that the READ Act, which has been around since 2012, has failed to produce significant gai ...
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Improvements in the quality of Head Start

Cleaner Classrooms and Rising Scores: With Tighter Oversight, Head Start Shows Gains By Jason DeParle on The New York Times (full article text below) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — When federal officials inspected this city’s Head Start ...
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New Study Finds Strong School Climate Key to Effective Early Learning

Birth-to-Five: A new study finds that effective instructional leaders who are strategically focused on children’s development and early achievement are the most important element to having a strong early education program. New St ...
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Study Explore Effectiveness of EC Workforce Retention Programs Across States

Most early care and education staff retention programs share common elements By Rowan Hitly, Sara Shaw on Child Trends (full article text below)   Frequent staff turnover in early care and educa ...
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Students Learn From People They Love

A recent op-ed in the New York Times underscores the importance of emotions to child learning and development. This connection is the essence of LAUNCH Together’s work strengthening early childhood social-emotional health in Colora ...
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Agreement across the aisle: investment in early childhood makes sense

State Sen.-elect Pettersen: Fixing education must start earlier By Joey Bunch on ColoradoPolitics.com (full article text below) A panel of conservative and liberal education experts agreed Monday night at Colorado Christian Unive ...
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Universal Pre-K in Summit County

We are proud to support passionate local leaders in their efforts to serve young children and families. Read about the universal preschool program in Summit County (full article text provided below). Could a new universal preschool ...
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Mobile preschools making a mile high debut

They started as an experiment in rural areas. Now, mobile preschools are rolling into metro Denver. This is literacy meeting parents and children where they’re at. Like all great innovations, the challenge is having regulations ca ...
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Preschoolers are most likely to be expelled

"Preschooler" and "expelled" are 2 words that should not be used in the same sentence. Milestones is engrossed in work on early childhood mental health prevention and promotion, and early learning workforce development. We know how t ...
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Summit County’s Ballot Initiative 1A passes, creating $88 million in revenue over 10 years

An article published by the Summit Daily discusses the recent election results and their impact on early childhood. Full text below: Summit County ballot initiative 1A passed, tacking a mill levy on Summit County property owners ...
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