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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with Marc C. Johnson
Audio interview with author Marc C. Johnson by NPR in Boise ID about his book: Political Hell-Raiser, the Life and Times of Senator Burton K. Wheeler.
East Germany's Far Right Problem is 300 Years Old
There are deep - very deep - historical reasons why far-right resentment has flourished in East Germany.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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!
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.
Early Childhood Education and Planning
Early Education and Support Division Resources
Professional Development Resources
Resources provided by the Early Education and Support Division (EESD) to train professionals in the child care field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Collection of guiding documents.
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.