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#Disability Blog Carnival - Living in a post ADA world

July 26, 2016
Nearly 20 percent of Americans are living with a disability, and countless others are deeply involved in caring for and supporting individuals affected by disability. Last year we celebrated 25 years from the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. We highlighted many successes, while...
Christina DAllesandro's picture

Is Congress doing enough to invest in our littlest learners?

August 18, 2016
Do you care about ALL children receiving a quality, affordable early learning experience? Me too! So lets vote on it this November.
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The “Child Care Dance” and why we need reform

August 15, 2016
“We thought we were doing everything right,” said Jenny, a young mom and Fair Share supporter. “We thought we were so ahead of things, we had even started a college fund, but … no one told us what we needed was a child care savings fund!” While young parents like Jenny try to prepare for parenthood...
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A Chemical Risk to Our Children’s Olympic Moments

August 10, 2016
The summer Olympics are coming, and gymnastics are sure to be among the most popular events. But while parents of America’s young aspiring gymnasts -- and even other parents -- are watching the action, most of them don’t know that some gym mats and other foam equipment could pose a serious health...
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The Truth: The First Step toward Combating the System

August 8, 2016
Growing up my parents answered every question, except the ones about Santa Claus and when our next trip to Toy’s R US would be, with the truth. So, when I asked them about racial inequality in second grade while doing my “Ancestry Project” for my predominately White school (P.W.I.), again my...
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An entirely different approach to kids' behavior in the classroom

August 9, 2016
Last year, I took a job at a no excuses charter school, sight unseen. I hadn’t visited or asked many questions before signing my contract, which left me uneducated about the practices associated with this type of school. In short, a "no excuses" charter school usually enrolls low income and...

Moms Aren’t Taking a Recess from Advocating for Recess

August 4, 2016
With a new school year upon us, it seems a good time to give you an update on our effort to ensure Florida's public elementary school students receive the 20 minutes of daily recess they so desperately need and deserve. While our recess bill made it through the House last session, Sen. John Legg,...
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In New York City Schools Racial Profiling and Discrimination Starts Young

July 30, 2016
THREE MILLION students, including preschoolers and kindergartners, are suspended from public schools each year across the nation . Last year in New York City, more than 800 kindergarten through second graders were suspended from school. Not only are these children only approximately 5 - 7 years-old...
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Using my outside voice for early learning in Orlando!

July 26, 2016
Last week I joined MomsRising to visit Mayor Buddy Dyer’s office to talk about the importance of early learning programs, like pre-k and childcare, in ensuring kids get a strong start both academically and in life. ‪Why? Because early learning is so critical and is something dear to my heart. When...
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Lives can change in an instant

July 6, 2016
When I recently attended an advance prescreening of Intelligent Lives, a wonderful film by Dan Habib that will challenge our definition of intelligence when it is released next year, in the discussion that followed the clip, a number of participants from the film were answering audience questions...
Christina DAllesandro's picture

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