Connecticut’s approach to early childhood ESSA supports

The state's ESSA plan focuses on strengthening the pre-K to grade 12 continuum to give children a stronger foundation for lifelong success By Andrea Brinnel & Lisa Lamenzo (Originally published June 11, 2019, by New America)  ...
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Kindergarten, reading, mental health: what Colorado lawmakers did for education in 2019

By Erica Meltzer (Originally published May 3, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  Colorado lawmakers agreed to pay for full-day kindergarten, put $100 million toward reducing the state’s outstanding obligations to school districts, ...
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Can these companies profit off one of the lowest paid professions: home-based child care?

The median annual salary for a child care worker in 2018 was just $23,240. By Rachel M. Cohen (Originally published May 2, 2019, by The Huffington Post)  SAN FRANCISCO — Meredith Bunyard, 34, always knew she wanted to run her ow ...
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Study finds breaking cycle of poverty could start in preschool classroom

By Rachel Nania (Originally published May 14, 2019, by WTOP-FM)  New research from one of the country’s leading experts in childhood development shows high-quality educational interventions in a child’s first few years of life ...
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Kids In Maryland’s Poorest County Are Among The State’s Most Prepared For Kindergarten. Here’s Why.

By Martin Austermuhle (Originally published May 8, 2019, by WAMU: American University Radio)  Located on the southern end of the peninsula that separates the Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, Maryland’s sparsely popula ...
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Some Colorado schools see less than half of students graduate, but state says that’s reality of working with challenging population

In 2017-2018, 81 high schools in Colorado graduated no more than half of their students within 4 years By Meg Wingerter (Originally published May 5, 2019, by The Denver Post)  In one out of every seven Colorado high schools, h ...
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Starpoint Fremont Family Resource Center garners child abuse prevention grant

By Carie Canterbury (Originally published April 30, 2019, by Canon City News)  Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month officially has come and gone for the year, but the concentrated effort to support families and prevent child mal ...
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Innovative partnerships receive funds to stimulate Colorado’s early childhood workforce

  Five organizations selected for 2019 Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grants. DENVER, April 23, 2019 – Early Milestones Colorado (Early Milestones) is pleased to announce the five partnerships that have been selected ...
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Think teacher pay is low in Colorado? Try teaching preschool.

By Ann Schimke (Originally published April 18, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  Last year’s statewide teacher rallies and this year’s Denver teacher strike shined a bright light on Colorado’s lower-than-average teacher pay. ...
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Local early childhood funding threatened by Colorado anti-tax group

Local early childhood funding threatened by Colorado anti-tax group By Sandra Fish (Originally published April 15, 2019, by Chalkbeat Colorado)  An anti-tax group wants to overturn a law allowing local governments to create ...
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