The Social Context of Education
"Today, of the 4 million babies born each year , nearly 1 out of 8 is born to a teenage mother, 1 out of 4 to a mother with less than a high school education, almost 1 out of 3 to a mother who lives in poverty, and 1 out of 4 to an unmarried mother." These statistics and others can be found in... Accessing Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities
Note from NICHCY: October, 1997 Dear Reader: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) has been amended! This is the law that guides how schools deliver special education and related services to students with disabilities. You will be reading about the IDEA in this publication.... What Early Childhood Teachers Need To Know about Language
Considerable evidence exists that high-quality early childhood education programs for children from birth to age five can have long-lasting, positive consequences for children's success in school and later in life, especially for children from low-income families (Barnett, 1995; Frede, 1995).... Treat Dad Like God This Father's Day
My dad passed away on December 27, 1996. Two days prior - on Christmas morning - he was putting on his trousers, getting ready for church, when he slipped and fell, breaking his neck on the marble saddle separating the bedroom and bathroom. I really lost both of my parents on that Christmas...
Kansas High Court Says the State's Public School Funding Is Unconstitutional
Kansas's public school funding is unconstitutionally disparate between districts, according to a Friday ruling from the state Supreme Court that will require the state to increase public school funding. Although the court didn't tell the state exactly how much more it had to spend to meet... Virtual public school to hold information center
Virtual Public School hosts information session in Baxter A Virtual Public School will host an information session from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express, Baxter. Schools change health requirements
Parents of public school students are being advised of changes to health-related school attendance requirements for the new school year, which begins in August. Dorothy Hull named 2014 MPSD Parent of the Year
Dorothy Hull thought she was meeting with Meridian Public School District Superintendent Dr. Alvin Taylor when she arrived on the Carver Middle School campus Friday morning. But she would learn that something more awaited her.
The Connection between School and his Past
September 7, 2011, 5:19 am
"The Captain," age 4, attends public school for two hours a day for a speech therapy/early childhood program. This is his second year in the program. The first 6 months of last year, he was a darling, predictably. We knew he wasn't that perfect. Eventually, he began to have tantrums and... Radio Silence and a Little Update
October 7, 2012, 9:48 am
And . . . we're back!
Sorry for the radio silence in September. Life as a mom of 5 caught up to me and I got behind on blogging. I do have to remind myself now and then that living is more important than blogging and gives me things to talk about! So here's our September in a... My Choice: Diverse Classes or Diverse Classmates
August 29, 2013, 9:47 am
During my daughter's last year in preschool, the school's administration decided to start a private kindergarten. If the first year of the new school was successful, they planned to add a grade a year each year as long as it was feasible, possibly up to eighth grade.
I wouldn't have sought...
Hambun-Hambun [half and half]
The census form came today. I saw the dreaded instructions, the stern admonishment to check only one box. White. Japanese. Other. There is the blank space to fill in, a half inch in which to claim... When Will I Know? Or Will I Ever Know?
I am adopted and found out when I was 7 years old. I believe my mom thought it was the right time to tell me due, to the fact a neighbor I adored was bringing home her new son; he was being adopted.I... You're Never Too Old to Learn the Truth
I'm a 58-year-old LDA. My brother Michael, seven years my senior, called me, as was his custom, on this past February 12th, 2010 to wish me a Happy Birthday. We small-talked for a few minutes when I...