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RL-B gets $25,000 award for early learning programs

October 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Erin Trester, Daily Globe

ROUND LAKE — The Round Lake-Brewster School District was recently named as a recipient of a Minnesota Department of Education’s Early Learning Scholarships Pathway II award.

Earlier this August, the RL-B distric…continue reading on

Funding proposed for early childhood education programs in North Dakota

June 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Even as federal sequestration cuts threaten early childhood education programs across the nation, local school districts, state legislators and the president are seeking ways to develop and grow preschool in North Dakota. Continue Reading

School districts given flexibility to fund preschool programs

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Lawmakers passed two proposals Wednesday that will allow school districts to use local tax revenues to fund early childhood programs.
It’s a move many lawmakers say will help increase the number of preschool programs around the state. Continue Reading

Getting a head-start with iPads

April 10, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Kids used to bang chalk dust out of erasers after class. Now will they have to delete cookies?
Children in the Early Childhood program in Brandon are using iPads in the classroom, thanks to an Otto Bremer Foundation grant. Three to 5-year-olds started using iPads for learning in February. Continue Reading

Students learn to build, pound at early childhood class

March 31, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Preschoolers had the chance to pound nails and paint Thursday night during the class “Build, Pound and More,” taught by Terry DeYoung. The Early Childhood Family Education class is a hit with kids, parents and grandparents. Continue Reading

State council members impressed with early childhood programs in Willmar, Minn.

January 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Members of the Governor’s Early Learning Council were impressed with the level of cooperation between public and private institutions to encourage literacy in young children when they visited Willmar on Tuesday. Continue Reading

Driver’s ed, preschool fees called illegal

October 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Attorney General’s office says public schools that offer fee-based preschool and driver education classes are breaking state law.
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Paying for public preschool?

August 6, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Some districts charge fees, which may violate constitutional guarantee of free public schools. Continue Reading

After more than 30 years, Priscilla “Cookie” Mitchell steps down from GF Head Start

May 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

As Director of Grand Forks Head Start, Priscilla “Cookie” Mitchell has given preschool students more than just classrooms and a playground. She, her staff and volunteers have helped families pay for gas, backpacks, winter coats whatever it takes to get children to and through school. Continue Reading

North Dakota ranks last in preschool access

April 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

10 states lack state-funded preschool programsNorth Dakota’s lack of state-funded preschool programs landed the state in the bottom 10 of a national survey released Tuesday. Continue Reading