Parent involvement key strategy for PICA Head Start success
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:47
Last week the National Head Start Association (NHSA), in partnership with Ascend at the Aspen Institute, released "Two Generations Together," a case study report highlighting the exceptional efforts of Head Start programs in designing effective two-generation solutions aimed at enabling families to achieve their own goals for education, employment, stability, and success.
Wednesday, 04 February 2015 14:45
Senator Greg Clausen
(SAINT PAUL-MN) This week, I introduced legislation to allow more high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes right at their high school through partnerships between high schools and local state colleges. Expansion of this existing program has many benefits to both students and school districts.
Students, parents celebrate Public School Choice in St. Paul
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 16:00
Students, parents and teachers from across Minnesota will gather in St. Paul on Wednesday, January 28, to celebrate Minnesota's legacy as a national pioneer for public school choice, and to call on state leaders to protect, preserve, and strengthen education options for families — including public school open enrollment, concurrent enrollment in postsecondary programs and public charter schools.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 14:19
Book Review by Kam Williams
"Jailed nine times before her 15th birthday, Lynda Blackmon Lowery refused to give up the fight for equal rights. She was the youngest marcher on the historic 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. She vowed to make a difference—and she did."
Tobacco use does great damage in the African-American community.
Lung cancer is a major killer of African-Americans, only second to heart disease. Forty percent of all African-Americans live with a smoker, and 70 percent of African-Americans have family members and loved ones who smoke tobacco.
PERSONAL FINANCE: Help college-age children resolve to manage their finances
Thursday, 08 January 2015 16:18
(StatePoint) Unfortunately, one of the most expensive times in one's life, is when he or she tend to be the least financially savvy -- college. But good money management during those years is the best way to keep a college career on path. Parents and guardians can help their children become more financially savvy.