"Virtual preschool may save states money, but it's at the expense of children and families. Early learning is not a product. It is a process of social and relational interactions that are fundamental to children's later development. Asserting that this process can take place online, without human contact, falsely implies that the needs of children and families can be met with inexpensive, screenbased alternatives. … [Read more...] about Yes, there are online preschools. And early childhood experts say they stink.
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In the letter, the FTC did not threaten any legal action against BabyBus but urged the company to review its app offerings “with respect to the online collection of personal information.” It also warned the company that FTC staff members will continue to review the company’s privacy practices. In response, BabyBus apologized to its users and said that it updated its apps to ensure compliance with COPPA. … [Read more...] about Federal Trade Commision Eyes Overseas App Developers for Potential COPPA Violations: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
The Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act (H.R. 3177), introduced by Reps. Joe Heck (R-NV), Phil Roe (R-TN), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Mark Pocan (D-WI), would “allow students to use family income data from two years prior to the date of the FAFSA application.” It would also “improve the ability to link between the online FAFSA form and income tax data stored by the Internal Revenue Service to automatically input income data into the FAFSA form, reducing the need to manually input information that often prevents low-income students from applying for aid.” … [Read more...] about House Members introduce Bipartisan Education Measures; ED Seeks Feedback on Recognizing Innovative Programs
Legislative Activity House Approves Reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act The House voted on September 13 in a 405-5 vote to approve H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Introduced by Reps. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and Katherine Clark (D-MA), the legislation reauthorizes and reforms the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act to prepare more Americans to enter the workforce with the skills they need to compete for high-skilled, in-demand jobs. The bill passed the committee by a vote of 37 to 0 in July. … [Read more...] about Perkins Reauthorization Moves Forward; Department of Education Updates “College Scorecard”
The state has spent $151.7 million on Read To Achieve, much of it for digital devices for elementary schools and summer camps to help young readers who fall behind, as the N&O previously reported. … [Read more...] about NC leaders want to improve Read To Achieve to try to get more young children reading