National & State Policies

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U.S. Education Official Meets with Waterford about UPSTART

A U.S. Department of Education official recently visited Waterford to discuss UPSTART, our in-home, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that–with the aid of a federal grant–is being studied for its effectiveness in rural areas of Utah. John B. King Jr., senior advisor delegated duties of deputy secretary of education, said UPSTART

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Federal Education Official Talks Technology and Early Ed in Utah

When used properly, technology can improve learning, teaching and the relationship between educators and parents, Dr. Libby Doggett, deputy assistant secretary of policy and early learning at the U.S. Department of Education, told a Utah audience last night. “Devices not only bring the world to our students …They can bring

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Education Highlights from the State of the Union Address

Did you watch the State of the Union address last night? If so, you heard President Barack Obama expand on several existing education proposals, including two topics close to our hearts: early childhood education and education technology. President Obama reiterated his call (first announced in last year’s State-of the Union

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“Too Small To Fail:” Every Kid Deserves a Chance to Learn

In September 2013, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced the formation of “Too Small to Fail,” a venture with the goal to help kids birth to age 5 be better prepared to succeed in the 21st century. Clinton’s involvement in early education has shined a light on a

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