Early Childhood Education
When it comes to choosing a preschool in Montana, parents are on their own.
Public preschool programs in Montana now will be governed just like K-12 schools as the Montana Board of Public Education adopted new standards Friday in a move that anticipates the upcoming legislative push to expand early childhood education.
The Board of Public Education is set to vote Friday on new rules for public preschool programs.
HELENA — State Republicans easily held their majorities in the Montana Legislature on Tuesday, maintaining a 29-21 margin in the state Senate for the 2015 session and carving out a 59-41 majority in the House — a loss of two seats from the current House makeup.
Children who aren’t ready for kindergarten when they start school sometimes never catch up with their classmates – even with extra help.
Gov. Steve Bullock’s plan to expand access to preschool will cost an estimated $37 million over the next two years, officials said Tuesday.
When Gov. Steve Bullock spoke to the United Way of Yellowstone County’s annual breakfast Thursday morning, he thanked volunteers for their service in 2013 and praised the group’s commitment to early-childhood education.
While Gov. Steve Bullock travels the state pitching his plan for making pre-kindergarten available to all 4-year-old Montanans, he should stop in Lockwood to see what a difference pre-K makes for kids.
There are a lot of great things happening in Montana:
Less than four days into her new role as executive director of the Billings Head Start program, Jennifer Owen's first day on the job — Monday — already seems like a distant memory.
Pediatricians at the Children's Clinic have started giving books to their young patients in an effort to promote and improve early childhood literacy in Billings.
WASHINGTON — As undignified as it is unedifying and unnecessary, the vulgar State of the Union circus is again at our throats. The document that the Constitutional Convention sent forth from Philadelphia for ratification in 1787 was just 4,543 words long, but this was 17 too many. America wo…
When the Montana Board of Education met last week there were no surprises.
HELENA — A new report concluded that Americans as a nation are failing to invest enough in their children’s early years.
Last week, as I sent my own kids off to school, I also returned to the classroom —this time with a different purpose. From Browning to Billings, I spent the past two weeks meeting with students, parents and educators, encouraging them to work hard this school year, and make Montana proud.
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In the end, the federal budget cuts known as sequestration carved $161,000 out of the Billings Head Start program.
HELENA — Montana school officials are settling a lawsuit over a decision to cut off tuition assistance to a disabled 4-year-old Columbus girl enrolled in a Christian preschool, and reversing the original decision saying the funds couldn't be used for religious instruction.
WASHINGTON — We interrupt this highly partisan and ideological moment with some contrarian news: President Barack Obama is not the only politician who thinks that expanding access to pre-kindergarten is a good investment.