News story: 19+ allocations: 2019 to 2020

first_imgThis year’s allocations have been issued in a new digital format through Manage your education and skills funding(MyESF), which replaces the Skills Funding Service.The new digital system has been designed following user feedback and is a more up to date, efficient and simple way for providers to access their allocations.2019 to 2020 is a significant year for the Adult Education Budget (AEB), as it is the first year of devolution. This means that we will fund learners outside devolved areas only, and that is reflected in our funded AEB allocations.The 19 to 24 traineeships programme is not being devolved and is being managed nationally. The ambition is to grow this programme and we are committing to fund 10% over-delivery at the end of the funding year.We have also allocated a 1% increase in advanced learner loans.We have published a technical guidance note which shows how we have worked out your allocations.Should providers or colleges have any queries on their allocations, they should contact the servicedesk or their contract manager.last_img read more

NY Lawmakers Seek To Protect Renters During Pandemic

first_imgDennis Capati / MGNALBANY — Three New York lawmakers are working together to introduce legislation that would protect renters from eviction during the response to the coronavirus pandemic.It’s call the Safe Harbor Act and would prevent landlords from evicting tenants for unpaid rent accrued during the State of Emergency plus six months after.If passed, it would strengthen the 90-day executive order preventing evictions. Landlords would continue to be able to seek judgments for unpaid rent but tenants would have housing stability with no threat of eviction for non-payment in the meantime. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window),I am a senior citizen who has a small one bedroom house I rent out. I bought it 11 yrs ago to supplement my social security. These are my only sources of income. With out the rent from my rental I can not pay my property taxes and several other bills. If the tenant does not pay their rent but is allowed to live there, I would loose everything. That is my income every much as if I had a job. If I loose it I will loose everything I have.last_img read more

Parental involvement laws reduce teen-suicide rates – study

first_imgLifesiteNews 11 May 2012This spring the journal Economic Inquiry published a study by Joseph Sabia and Daniel Reese which found very solid evidence that pro-life parental involvement laws reduce the suicide rate for teen females. This peer-reviewed study is both methodologically rigorous and well done. Analyzing state-level suicide data from 1987 to 2003 and holding constant both state-level trends and a range of economic and demographic factors, it finds that parental involvement laws reduce the suicide rate for teen females anywhere from 11 to 21 percent. The authors argue that this is because parental involvement laws reduce the incidence of stressful life events. These include unprotected sexual intercourse, STDs, pregnancies, and abortions.The authors utilize an impressive range of statistical tests to document their findings. For instance, the regression results indicate that parental involvement laws have only a marginal impact on the suicide rate of older females who would not be directly affected by the law. Also, parental involvement laws have little impact on the suicide rate for teen males. However, this is consistent with the hypothesis that unprotected sex imposes a greater psychological burden on female adolescents than on their male counterparts. Finally, parental involvement laws have less of an effect on teen female suicide rates — if adjacent states are not enforcing parental involvement laws.Overall, this study contributes to a growing body of peer-reviewed research which documents the positive public-health impact of pro-life parental-involvement laws. There exist at least 16 peer-reviewed studies which find that parental involvement laws result in statistically significant reductions in the in-state abortion rate for minors.…Additionally, a 2003 study in the Journal of Health Economics by Phillip Levine found that parental-involvement laws reduce the pregnancy rate of 15- to 17-year-olds by 4 to 9 percent. A 2008 study in the Journal of Law Economics and Organization by Jonathan Klick and Thomas Stratmann shows that parental involvement laws reduce gonorrhea rates anywhere from 12 to 20 percent for females under 20. Pro-choice opponents of parental-involvement laws frequently argue that they will lead to a higher incidence of child abuse. However, there is no comparable body of peer-reviewed evidence demonstrating the negative public-health impact of these laws.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/study-pro-life-parental-involvement-laws-reduce-teen-suicide-rates?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=941b04f3dd-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_05_08_2012&utm_medium=emaillast_img read more