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Montana Public Policy Resources

Following our objective of providing a forum for those looking to educate themselves and participate in the discussion of critical issues in the State of Montana, we’ve accumulated a list of resources for perusal.
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The Wheeler Center provides Montana with a means for discussing issues that are vital to state development. The Center builds a bridge between Montana's past and its future. I applaud its efforts.
United States Ambassador to China Max Baucus

Videos

AN ALBERTA APPROACH TO EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

AN ALBERTA APPROACH TO EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT: BUILDING A CULTURE OF INNOVATION

Sheryl Fricke
http://www.albertafamilywellness.org 
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BEYOND CHILD SURVIVAL: AN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT GOAL FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

BEYOND CHILD SURVIVAL: AN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT GOAL FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa
Alberta Family Wellness Initiative  
EXPANDING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN MONTANA
Divisiveness in Democracy

Divisiveness in Democracy

Burton K. Wheeler Center with Ted Celeste
Burton K. Wheeler Center 
DIVISIVENESS IN DEMOCRACY
Divisiveness in Democracy - Panel 1

Divisiveness in Democracy - Panel 1

Burton K. Wheeler Center
Burton K. Wheeler Center 
DIVISIVENESS IN DEMOCRACY
Divisiveness in Democracy - Panel 2

Divisiveness in Democracy - Panel 2

Burton K. Wheeler Center
Burton K. Wheeler Center 
DIVISIVENESS IN DEMOCRACY
A Homecoming With Max Baucus

A Homecoming With Max Baucus

Burton K. Wheeler Center
 
MISC

Documents

Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project; near Glendive, Montana

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation jointly issued a Final EIS for the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, a proposal to improve passage for endangered pallid sturgeon and other native fish at the Intake Diversion Dam in the lower Yellowstone River while continuing the operation of the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project. DOE’s Western Area Power Administration was a cooperating agency in preparing the EIS because some alternatives include power interconnection, transmission, and/or delivery options.
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation & U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
ENERGY

The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Preliminary Findings of Demonstration Study in North Carolina

Abstract: The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) Preliminary Findings of Demonstration Study in North Carolina The Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) was developed in response to a lack of validated instruments designed specifically to measure the quality of inclusive practices, and it is based on research evidence on the effectiveness of specialized instructional strategies for meeting the individual needs of children in inclusive settings (Odom, 2004; National Professional Development Center on Inclusion, 2011; Buysse and Hollingsworth, 2009). The ICP has been used in a pilot study in the United Kingdom with promising results for the measure’s reliability and validity (Soukakou, in press). The purpose of this study was to conduct the first USA demonstration study leading to validation. The measure was field tested in 51 inclusive settings in North Carolina.
Elena Soukakou, Pam Winton, and Tracey West
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute 
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Montana Voter Registration Application

Regular voter registration closes at 5 p.m. thirty days before election day for most elections. Individuals can late-register at the county election office beginning 29 days before election day and through close of polls on election day.
mt.gov 
ELECTION 2016

Links

Florida spirals away from Trump

With the GOP nominee trailing in poll after poll and lacking a ground game, a low turnout may be Trump's only hope of carrying the state.
MARC CAPUTO
POLITICO 
ELECTION 2016

Energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal as fuel use patterns change

August 17, 2016From 1990 to about 2005, consumption of coal and natural gas in the United States was relatively similar, but their emissions were different.
Eliza Goren, Perry Lindstrom
 
ENERGY

Montana official calls election rigging a conspiracy theory

HELENA — The idea that next month’s elections could be rigged is a conspiracy theory comparable to the U.S. government hiding aliens in Roswell, N.M., Elvis Presley faking his death or the 1969 moon landing being a hoax, Montana’s secretary of state said Wednesday.
Matt Volz
Associated Press 
NEWS

Donald Trump, Alien to All That’s Great

It’s taken me a while to put my finger on exactly what political label best describes Donald Trump as his presidential campaign snarls and spits to a finish. I think I’ve finally got it: Donald Trump is a “legal alien.”
Thomas L. Friedman
The New York Times 
NEWS

All About Young Children

ALL ABOUT YOUNG CHILDREN Information for Families on Children’s Early Development As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. You have experienced how fascinating and how puzzling your young child can sometimes be. We invite you to explore with us information that can help you understand your child’s learning and discover new ways to support your growing child.
California Department of Education
All About Young Children 
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Literacy Toolkit

​​​​​​Find information about the benefits of promoting early literacy and early learning for children and what you can do about it in the Books Build Connections Toolkit. The toolkit has publications with information and tips for pediatric professionals and families. Encourage families to talk, read, and sing with their children!
California Department of Education
American Academy of Pediatrics 
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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, What We Do: Washington State Strategy Overview

OUR GOAL: to create opportunities for all children in Washington State to thrive in stable families, great schools, and strong communities.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  
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Early Childhood Education and Planning

Early Education and Support Division Resources
California Department of Education
California Department of Education 
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Professional Development Resources

Resources provided by the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) to train professionals in the child care field.
California Department of Education
California Department of Education 
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Ten Principles of Preschool English Learners

The ten principles that appear below are included in the publication, Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning (California Department of Education, 2007). Taken together, the ten principles foster an environment that respects and values linguistic and cultural diversity toward the eventual mastery of English.
California Department of Education
California Department of Education 
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Learn the Signs. Act Quickly.

From birth to 5 years, your child should reach milestones in how he plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. Track your child’s development and act early if you have a concern.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
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CELL Center for Early Learning and Literacy

The goal of the Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes. Watch a brief video introduction to the Center for Early Literacy Learning.
Center for Early Literacy
Center for Early Literacy 
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Family Voices

Family Voices is a national, nonprofit, family-led organization promoting quality health care for all children and youth, particularly those with special health care needs. Working with family leaders and professional partners at the local, state, regional, and national levels since 1992, Family Voices has brought a respected family perspective to improving health care programs and policies and ensuring that health care systems include, listen to, and honor the voices of families.
Family Voices
Family Voices 
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First 5 California Town Hall Toolkit

The links included lead you through all of the tips and tools available to help you plan and execute a successful town hall event. Each section begins with an overview of the featured topic followed by customizable templates, samples and resources. Each section is intended to build on the one before it. Throughout the Toolkit, you will find helpful “First 5 Tips” and references to other sections for related information and additional details. For a walk-through of the Toolkit and a step-by-step “how-to” on hosting a town hall, watch our June 1, 2016 webinar.
First 5 California
First 5 California 
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Guiding Documents

Collection of guiding documents.
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Montana Office of Public Instruction 
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National Association for the Education of Young Children for Families

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.
National Association for the Education of Young Children for Families 
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