I KNOW WHEN TO SAY NOWritten by Kay L. Schlagel
I KNOW WHEN TO SAY NO
I like to be touched when I walk hand in hand with my best friend. I like to be touched when my mom kisses me good night and tucks me into bed. I like to be touched when my brothers, sisters, and I wrestle on rug. I like to be touched when my dad comes home and gives me a big bear hug. I like it when my grandma let me sit on her lap when she taught me how to sew. I like to be touched and cuddled but not, by someone I donít know. I do not like to be touched, by anyone on my private places. I can tell them no and quickly run away. If anyone tries to touch me and it makes me feel strange or sad, I know that itís important to tell an adult right away.
Reducing the Administrative Burden for Further Education CollegesWritten by Tokairo
The introduction of Governmentís Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in September 2004 meant that more young people from poorer backgrounds could afford to stay on in further education instead of being forced to find work.
But scheme brought with it an extra administrative burden for further education (FE) colleges. They now have to manage enrolment in scheme, monitor attendance and notify Assessment and Payment Body of their decisions to pay EMA students, or not pay, where applicable.
It is estimated that about half of all 16-year-olds studying in England qualify for EMA. To receive allowance, students must attend at least 12 hours of supervised further education courses each week. Payments are £10, £20 or £30 each week, depending on income of household. Students may also receive bonuses depending on progress they make.
Because attendance is a key factor in making payment decisions, FE college administrators need an accurate and efficient means of monitoring and recording this activity.