I recently had the pleasure of visiting western Nebraska last week to attend a special event in Gering where a new collaborative report on the state of early education in the Panhandle was released.

“The Nebraska Panhandle: An Assessment of Birth-Grade 3 Care and Education” was an effort between Educational Service Unit (ESU) 13, the Panhandle Partnership, Inc., and the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska. The report is based on information obtained from extensive community mapping and months of focus groups with more than 200 Panhandle residents across 15 communities.

The results not only showed citizens’ tremendous pride in their communities but also revealed their honest concerns about the urgent need for high-quality early childhood programs

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