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27 10, 2014

Reading, learning, and succeeding with Project READ

By |October 27th, 2014|Early Childhood, Partner News, Prepared for school|

At its core, the Pathway is about all students having what they need to ensure a healthy future - regardless of their background, economic status or geographic location. Project Read, the Grand Rapids Area Library and Invest Early are ardent supporters of the Pathway goals, and remind us that reading skills play a vital role in a healthy future - [...]

1 07, 2014

Blandin fuels early-ed momentum

By |July 1st, 2014|Early Childhood, Partner News, Prepared for school|

Last week we reported about the Blandin Foundation's decision to continue its commitment to early childhood education. Sarah Caruso, president and chief executive officer of Greater Twin Cities United Way and Kate Wolford, president of the McKnight Foundation, understand the importance of this decision as it relates to a growing movement happening around the state, which they talk about in this [...]

23 06, 2014

Blandin Foundation doubles commitment to early childhood

By |June 23rd, 2014|Early Childhood, Partner News|

The Pathway to Success beings early in the life of a child and continues through the early career of a young person. The Blandin Foundation's continued commitment to the children and families of the Itasca area through the Invest Early initiative benefits us all! Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 8:19 am The Blandin Foundation announced Tuesday that it will make [...]

7 06, 2014

For Minnesota’s littlest learners, a new push to close achievement gap

By |June 7th, 2014|Early Childhood|

Here’s a Star Tribune article that highlights the need for additional funding in early childhood education. Article by: Kim McGuire Star Tribune May 31, 2014 - 10:01 PM Demarco Campbell flips through magazines in hot pursuit of the letter “E.” It doesn’t take the 5-year-old long to find the letter, cut it out and glue it on a sheet of [...]

11 02, 2014

Early Childhood Education is critical to student success

By |February 11th, 2014|Early Childhood, Prepared for school|

This is the second in a series of articles, written by Christina Brown, that show how community members are using the Pathway to Student Success. The Pathway was created and endorsed by local youth and adults as a guide to engage everyone in building strong community by supporting youth on their journey to becoming the next generation of skilled workers, [...]

12 02, 2013

Early Childhood Family Education offered through community collaborative

By |February 12th, 2013|Early Childhood|

Student Success starts early in the life of a child. Please help spread the word about this great opportunity in the Remer, Longville, Outing and Federal Dam area... Remer Area Early Childhood Family Education TeamThe collaborative Remer area Early Childhood Family Education team. Back row, from left, Faye Zorman (Remer) and Kathy Carroll (Grand Rapids). Front row, Suzanne Wilson [...]

5 12, 2012

Advocates want to expand on efforts to improve access and accountability for early childhood programs

By |December 5th, 2012|Early Childhood|

Thanks to Mary Kosak for her report out from yesterday's "2013 Children & Youth Issues Briefing". Yesterday, I attended the “2013 Children & Youth Issues Briefing” that was held at the Minnesota History Center in the 3M Auditorium. It was attended by 300 people, with most attendees representing organizations and agencies that provide services to children and youth, or foundation [...]