Pass Proposition EE to support early childhood education

Christina N. Taylor
Published 7:00 a.m. MT Oct. 7, 2020

I’m writing to urge Larimer County residents to consider a “yes” vote on Proposition EE, a statewide tobacco/vaping tax that will allow us to provide universal access to preschool for 4-year-olds in Colorado.

This measure will go a long way in closing the educational gap for our state’s preschoolers, and is an important first step in increasing educational access and equity for Colorado children.

Research continually demonstrates that early childhood education is one of the very best investments we can make for our children, with an estimated return on investment of $8.60 for every dollar spent.

It is important to note how much we’ve learned over the past few months about educational access in our community. As schools shut down in March due to COVID-19 restrictions, and families were forced to choose between working or

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Pass ordinances banning videoke, other noisy activities amid online learning, LGUs told



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The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday urged local government units to enact ordinances that will prohibit videoke sessions and other distracting activities so that online learners would not be disturbed.

In a statement, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año explained that loud sounds during online class hours and independent study periods could disturb students in doing their school activities.

“Bilang mga disiplinado at responsableng mga magulang at mamamayan, tulungan natin ang ating mga estudyante na mabigyan ng tahimik at payapa na kapaligiran para sila ay makapag-aral ng mabuti sa kani-kanilang mga tahanan,” Año said.

The DILG is supporting the call of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan for barangay officials to come up with resolutions that will ban noisy activities in communities, including videoke.

Año further called on localities to ban activities such as cockfighting, bingo, betting stations, drinking sprees, and other forms

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SD K-12 schools see new cases pass 200 for third week

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The inability of the American medical system to perform timely, accurate testing for the presence of COVID-19 has hampered efforts to understand and respond to the pandemic. (Photo: Stock image)

When it comes to COVID-19 in the education system of South Dakota, the number of higher education and K-12 cases are trending in opposite directions week-over-week, state health department data reveals. 

And there may not be a clear reason why, state health officials said this week.

Cases at the higher ed level climbed to 1,329 by Friday, while cases at the K-12 level reached 1,371. While those overall totals are similar, the change over time shows the difference. 

More: All S.D. public universities will require masks indoors when semester starts

Cases within South Dakota’s colleges haven’t been above 200 weekly since Sept. 12, with the highest amount of new cases reported the week of Aug. 29 at 457. This

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SD K-12 schools see new cases pass 200 for third week; higher ed cases drop significantly

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The inability of the American medical system to perform timely, accurate testing for the presence of COVID-19 has hampered efforts to understand and respond to the pandemic. (Photo: Stock image)

When it comes to COVID-19 in the education system of South Dakota, the number of higher education and K-12 cases are trending in opposite directions week-over-week, state health department data reveals. 

And there may not be a clear reason why, state health officials said this week.

Cases at the higher ed level climbed to 1,329 by Friday, while cases at the K-12 level reached 1,371. While those overall totals are similar, the change over time shows the difference. 

More: All S.D. public universities will require masks indoors when semester starts

Cases within South Dakota’s colleges haven’t been above 200 weekly since Sept. 12, with the highest amount of new cases reported the week of Aug. 29 at 457. This

Read More