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The connection between early literacy and incarceration

The rumor was false but the connection was real. In our guest blog, educator Stan Lujan tackles the connection between Alaskans in prison and literacy. As Stan notes in his testimony to the House Finance Committee, prison planners do not look to reading scores to predict how many prison beds they’ll need. But the connection is stark. Editor’s note: In testimony to the Alaska House Finance Learn More »

Alaskans speak out!

IMG_2354Best Beginnings’ Abbe Hensley delivered messages from 300 Alaskans to Representative Steve Thompson (R-Fairbanks). The messages all support state investment in early learning: PreK grants, Parents as Teachers, and Best Beginnings. Rep. Thompson co-chairs the House Finance Committee. Thanks to the many hundreds of people who took the time to let legislators know their opinions about the value of early learning!

Words Count

Words-Count-logoDiscover creative ways to talk, sing, read, and play with your children every day. Learn more about Words Count, watch the video, and get and share great ideas on our Facebook page!