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Early Childhood Partnership

Coaches aim for gains in North Omaha

Sandra Ramirez, Norma Esparza, Griselda Rosas, Irma Olivas, and Himelda Montes

Building a team approach to help kids - Just as athletes benefit from coaching, teachers welcome expert help to improve their game in the classroom. They're facing students who need more personal attention to really learn. That’s where Amy Schmidtke comes in. She’s a coach, with the Early Childhood Partnership in North Omaha, identifying new ways to help 3- and 4-year-olds learn. READ

Early childhood leadership

When they need guidance on early childhood education, Learning Community superintendents turn to Dr. Samuel J. Meisels of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute. READ

Preparing future teachers

With future teachers like Loyita Lessley, the Early Childhood Partnership in North Omaha challenges the achievement gap. READ

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