This past October, more than 100 early childhood experts and organizations signed a statement calling for an end to public funding of online preschools. The statement, co-authored by Defending the Early Years and the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, said these preschools deny children the hands-on experience that research says in important for young children. It said in part: … [Read more...] about Yes, there are online preschools. And early childhood experts say they stink.
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The problem is particularly acute in the “school-to-prison pipeline,” in which disadvantaged students, especially those who need special education or social assistance, are often neglected. Minority students are disproportionately represented in this population as they often attend failing schools, are subject to zero-tolerance discipline policies, and drop out in high numbers—if they are not suspended or expelled first. Many become involved with the criminal justice system and are sent to detention facilities. … [Read more...] about Early involvement, education are keys to keeping kids on track for productive lives
Recently, the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood, Home Visiting (MIECHV) program was one of the many potential riders on the health care minibus. In contrast to an omnibus bill, the “minibus” refers to a handful of policy provisions tied together in one piece of legislation. This minibus will carry a number of provisions into law. How many riders will be onboard the minibus and when the minibus leaves the station remain to be seen. … [Read more...] about Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood, Home Visiting: A Minibus Rider
Instead of dealing with Lanza’s disabilities and getting him the medication he needed, his parents and the school system, perhaps unaware of the extent of his problems, allowed him to withdraw from school. Thus, they accommodated his problems instead of forcing him to work on them, the report continues. … [Read more...] about Report: Sandy Hook shooter never got needed treatment despite disabilities dating to early childhood
From 6 May 2014, prospective claimants will be required to enter into a mandatory four-step “early conciliation” procedure aimed at achieving settlement before they can commence proceedings against their employer in the Employment Tribunal (ET). However, employers should be aware of the provisions even sooner, as transitional provisions mean that the early conciliation scheme will be available to employees on a voluntary basis from 6 April 2014. … [Read more...] about Mandatory Early Conciliation of United Kingdom Employment Tribunal Claims – Only Two Months To Go