As early childhood education has increasingly become focused on what is called "rigor," or an academic focus, which means that kids spend a lot of time in chairs, online preschools have gained a foothold. In 2015, Utah sponsored the first state-funded online "preschool" of its kind, called UPSTART. And the company has expanded pilot programs to at least seven other states, according to the nonprofit Defending the Early Years, which commissions research about early childhood education and advocates for sane policies for young children. … [Read more...] about Yes, there are online preschools. And early childhood experts say they stink.
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A national leader on these issues is the American Bar Association Diversity Center, which promotes equal opportunity in our legal and justice systems. Within the center is the ABA Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline, which helps develop interest in the law and promote career opportunities among diverse students from prekindergarten through college. The ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice fosters discussion and shapes policy on matters arising from racial and ethnic bias in the justice system. These groups are joining the ABA Criminal Justice Section on a new Joint Task Force on Reversing the School to Prison Pipeline, which is hosting town hall meetings and developing policy strategies on the topic. … [Read more...] about Early involvement, education are keys to keeping kids on track for productive lives
FinancingThe ACA provided states with $1.5 billion from 2010 through 2014 for the MIECHV program. The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 provided the program an additional $400 million for FY 2015. Most recently, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) extended the program’s funding through FY 2017 (with $372.4 million in appropriations for FY 2017). However, there is no further funding for the program after September 30, 2017, and the program must be reauthorized before this date. … [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
The state would spend $9 billion more on public education in the next two-year budget cycle than it does now, Huberty said. Of that, $6.3 billion represents new money while $2.7 billion would pay to reduce schools' maintenance and operation tax levies by four cents per $100 valuation, he said. … [Read more...] about House chiefs offer ‘transformational’ fix for Texas’ archaic school finance system