"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 other words, we need to focus on the root causes of injustice, not just its symptoms. Steve worked hard on Abbeville and, sadly, died in October 2013. But the efforts of Steve, Carl Epps and their team paid off. After a reargument in 2008, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled for the plaintiffs in November, directing the state legislature to work with the school districts to ensure adequate educational opportunities for all the state’s children. … [Read more...] about Early involvement, education are keys to keeping kids on track for productive lives
OverviewThe MIECHV program was established in 2010 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and is administered jointly by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The program provides resources and support for pregnant women, families and at-risk parents of children under the age of five. Families participate voluntarily in-home visits conducted by nurses, mental health clinicians, social workers, and others with specialized training. The MIECHV program is designed to strengthen and improve the programs and activities carried out under the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, improve coordination of services for at-risk communities, and identify and provide comprehensive services to improve outcomes for families who reside in at-risk communities. … [Read more...] about Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood, Home Visiting: A Minibus Rider
“In the course of AL’s entire life, minimal mental health evaluation and treatment (in relation to his apparent need) was obtained,” it states, noting that Lanza “was completely untreated in the years before the shooting and did not receive sustained, effective services during critical periods of his life.” … [Read more...] about Report: Sandy Hook shooter never got needed treatment despite disabilities dating to early childhood
Huberty's bill would create a teacher merit pay plan in the state funding formula. It would be called the "Teacher Quality Allotment." Districts would not necessarily tie bonuses to students' performance on tests, but would be able to design their programs following some state guidelines, he said. … [Read more...] about House chiefs offer ‘transformational’ fix for Texas’ archaic school finance system