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Early Childhood Education

Bullock emphasizes early childhood education at breakfast

Bullock emphasizes early childhood education at breakfast

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.

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Gazette opinion: Educating 4-year-olds pays off for Lockwood

Gazette opinion: Educating 4-year-olds pays off for Lockwood

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.

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Missing puzzle piece: Early childhood education in Montana

Missing puzzle piece: Early childhood education in Montana

There are a lot of great things happening in Montana:

June 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
'Education is where it all comes together': Owen learning ropes as Head Start director

'Education is where it all comes together': Owen learning ropes as Head Start director

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.

April 04, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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New program has doctors prescribing books to kids

New program has doctors prescribing books to kids

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.

March 27, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…

George F. Will: State of Union promotes political exhibitionism

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…

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Gazette opinion: Simple economics: We’re all in school together

Gazette opinion: Simple economics: We’re all in school together

When the Montana Board of Education met last week there were no surprises.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Report: Nation doesn’t invest enough in children’s early years

HELENA — A new report concluded that Americans as a nation are failing to invest enough in their children’s early years.

November 04, 2013 12:30 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Let's give each Montana student opportunity to succeed

Guest opinion: Let's give each Montana student opportunity to succeed

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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Guest opinion: Montana must invest in quality early childhood services

It’s not rocket science: People are the Washington Companies’ competitive advantage. I suspect most successful business owners will tell you the same. Products and services are critical. So are efficiency-enhancing systems and technologies. But the people who are part of the Washington Compa…

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Gazette opinion: Head Start needs local help more than ever

In the summer of 2011, members of Congress and President Barack Obama agreed to a deal was supposed to force compromises on federal spending and revenue policy to avoid across-the-board budget cuts. Republicans and Democrats failed to compromise, so Americans now are seeing cuts even in prog…

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Billings Head Start grapples with sequestration cuts

Billings Head Start grapples with sequestration cuts

In the end, the federal budget cuts known as sequestration carved $161,000 out of the Billings Head Start program. 

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Montana settles religious preschool complaint

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.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: There was a time when Republicans were problem-solvers

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.

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Gillette schools spark long lines for kindergarten

Gillette schools spark long lines for kindergarten

GILLETTE, Wyo. — As the first sunlight of the day began to break over the south end of Gillette, parents hoping to get their children into kindergarten classes at Buffalo Ridge Elementary huddled around the school's front doors.

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Campbell County expects boom in kindergartners

GILLETTE — The Campbell County School District is preparing for what could be a record number of kindergartners next year.

February 13, 2013 7:00 pmLoading…
Show-and-tell planned at Career Center Expo

Show-and-tell planned at Career Center Expo

The idea is to throw wide the doors and let the public come take a gander.

February 06, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Report: Casper College's child care center has long-range economic impact

Casper College’s Early Childhood Learning Center is set to contribute 99 jobs and $9.1 million in transactions to the local economy, according to a recent economic impact report.

January 29, 2013 7:07 pmLoading…
Merged early-childhood center opens

Merged early-childhood center opens

After nearly four months of construction and consolidation, Billings Catholic Schools opened the doors Monday to its new early-childhood education program center.

November 13, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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SD2 committee discusses growing student-teacher ratios

The Billings School District 2 board, meeting Monday evening as the planning and development committee, discussed the rising student-to-teacher ratio in SD2 elementary schools.

May 14, 2012 8:12 pmLoading…

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