Graduation rate at teen moms school above national average
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine school for teenage mothers reports a graduation rate nearly double the average for such teens.
Maine Public reports that nine students are currently attending the Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School in Waterville.
BRIDGEPORT — With no discussion, the school board unanimously put the wheels in motion Monday to create a day care center for teen parents at the new Harding High School.
The vote followed several committee meetings where plans for the three-classroom facility was discussed.
A Request For Proposals will go out for a licensed day care provider to run the center and learning laboratory for young parents, using state and federal funds.
When the new Harding High School opens next fall, it will not only welcome just shy of 1,000 teenagers, but as many as 24 infants and toddlers as well.
Plans are in the works to create a licensed and fully accredited Early Learning Center day care in the new school. Its clientele will be the children of teen parents in the district, followed by children of staff members and — on a space available basis — the East End neighborhood.
Bethany Sandling, 18, and Lance Payne, 19, couldn't be more grateful that there was room at the inn this Christmas season for the arrival of little Lincoln Payne.
The 9-pound baby boy was born on Dec. 19 by cesarean section, making him a Christmas present that his parents living in homeless traditional housing won't soon forget.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new Nebraska law requires all school districts to adopt policies outlining how they'll address a number of challenges faced by pregnant or parenting students.
The bill was approved last month despite objections from some rural senators who said that smaller school districts don't need another mandate regarding teen parents, the Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/2rFfVao ) reported.
Nebraska measure to keep teen parents in school advances
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require schools to accommodate pregnant and parenting students is headed to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature despite opposition from rural lawmakers.
Senators advanced the bill Tuesday after defeating an amendment backed by conservative lawmakers that would remove most of the requirements. Opponents argue the measure is an unfunded mandate on school districts.
Pittsfield: Berube Teen Parent Program Joins Berkshire Children & Families
PITTSFIELD >> Berkshire Children and Families and the Helen Berube Teen Parent Program have come together as one agency to provide services for young families. The mission of HBTPP will continue through BCF.
Already, former HBTPP families along with new families have comfortably transitioned into the new program.
For more than 30 years, Helen Berube Teen Parent Program provided schooling, parenting education, and counseling to teen parents —...