Author:  Kathleen Mulroy   “I learned so much about teaching my baby the skills she needs to do well in school, and I had so much fun!” exclaimed a Sandpoint mom after attending a READY! for Kindergarten workshop in September. The IdahoSTARS project recently affirmed READY! for Kindergarten’s important contribution to improving early childhood literacy.

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy   The Panhandle Alliance for Education is pleased to announce that Parkwood Business Properties of Coeur d’Alene has made a generous donation to READY! for Kindergarten, Sandpoint’s early childhood literacy program. The Panhandle Alliance’s Board President, David Slaughter, says, “READY! for Kindergarten encourages parents’ involvement with their child’s learning, beginning at birth.

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy Marcia Wilson, Executive Director, Panhandle Alliance for Education; Kathleen Mulroy, READY! for Kindergarten Director, Panhandle Alliance for Education; Sheryl Rickard, Administrator/CEO, Bonner General Health; Terri Fortner, Community Development Director, Bonner General Hospital & Foundation “What better way to say welcome to our new families than the gift of community support and encouragement

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Authors:  Kathleen Mulroy and Marcia Wilson   Survival in the wild? Bristlebots? A collaborative penny pinching math effort to benefit the food bank? Flying machines? These are just four of the exciting educational projects that students in the Lake Pend Oreille School District will experience next year thanks to Classroom Grants from the Panhandle Alliance

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy Since 2003, the Panhandle Alliance for Education, a non-profit organization made up of local businesspeople, educators and other citizens concerned about local education, has enabled our community to demonstrate its enthusiastic support of Lake Pend Oreille School District’s (LPOSD) teachers and schools. Through community members’ donations, the Panhandle Alliance – in partnership

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Author:  Kathleen Mulroy What is the “Word Gap” and why is it important to children’s education? The word gap was first studied in the U.S. in the early 1990s, when a team of researchers followed about 40 volunteer families – poor, middle class and wealthy – during the first three years of their children’s lives.

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The Panhandle Alliance for Education’s READY! for Kindergarten program, which supports early childhood literacy in our region through free parent workshops, is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Fund – The Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside and San Bernardino. Celia Cudiamat, the Community Foundation’s Executive Vice

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Panhandle Alliance for Education is pleased to announce a charter corporate sponsor for the READY! for Kindergarten early childhood literacy program: BVG Incorporated, the developer of Seasons at Sandpoint. Brent Johnson, Vice President of BVG Incorporated, says, “As a third-time benefactor of the Panhandle Alliance, BVG is again honored to be able to participate in

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“The Panhandle Alliance for Education is one of the few charities in our community that impacts nearly everyone,” says Georgia Simmons. “Beneficiaries of the Alliance’s programs include children, parents, grandparents, daycare providers, teachers, and school administrators – so many people in this community! That’s why I’m very proud to have re-joined the Alliance’s Board of

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The Panhandle Alliance for Education was very pleased to welcome two new Board members at the non-profit organization’s annual meeting on May 9: Geraldine Lewis and Megan Johnson. The Alliance’s Executive Director, Marcia Wilson, was also named a member of the Board. Geraldine Lewis, husband Jim, and their four children are long-time Sagle residents. After

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