Preschool

Both on Tap for Fall 2014
3:33 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Chromebooks/Preschool Ahead for FM Schools

The Fort Madison School District is moving ahead with a plan to get new technology in the hands of its students.

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Dr Pedro Noguera
9:53 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Emphasis - May 25

Dr Pedro Noguera
Rich Egger

Rich Egger's guest is Dr Pedro Noguera, who is a sociologist  and teacher from New York University.  He was one of the keynote speakers at this year's Dealing With Difference Institute at Western Illinois University.

Noguera said he remains passionate about teaching because education is so heavily implicated in the problems facing society yet it's also part of the solution.

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Additional Classroom Added
7:31 am
Sat March 31, 2012

Keokuk Expands Preschool Program

The Keokuk School District is currently serving thirty 4-year-olds as part of its state-funded preschool program at Hawthorne Elementary. 

Superintendent Lora Wolff says demand was even higher as applicants had to be turned away during registration last year.

That fact prompted the administration to propose the idea of adding a second classroom for the 2012/2013 school year.  The extra classroom would expand capacity from 30 students to 80 students.

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40+ So Far
5:31 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Keokuk Encourages Preschool Enrollment

The Keokuk School District could soon know if it should expand its preschool program. 

The district currently serves 30 four-year-olds.  Half of them meet in the morning while the other half attends preschool in the afternoon.

Superintendent Lora Wolff says sign-up for next year is already underway.  She says more than 40 applications have already been returned to the district.

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Needs vs. Wants
7:44 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Keokuk School Board Reviews Cuts

The Keokuk School Board is weighing future goals versus current needs as it considers cutting next year’s budget.

The panel met for nearly two hours, Monday night, to review the administration’s plan for closing a $1.3-million shortfall.

It calls for the use of @$580,000 in cash reserves and $700,000 in cuts.

The cash reserves are being looked at as a one-time revenue source, so the same amount would likely be needed through cuts next year.

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