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Same Gender Education a Gimmick

October 31, 2011
By Ronald E. Jackson, Executive Director, Citizens for Better Schools Here in Alabama and across the South, our public schools — and the children who attend them — are under continuous assault. Cuts in state funding, school closings and increases in school and class sizes are just some of the ways...
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How Much Do We Really Care for Children?

October 30, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org Last week’s policy briefings included one on the state of early education and child care programs in the U.S. The number of spots available across the country is nowhere near the number of...
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Halloween Costumes and Costume Helpers Round-Up

October 26, 2011
(This blog is a part of the MomsRising Early Learning Halloween Campaign. Budget numbers are flying around like bats on Halloween night right now--and we need to make sure Congress understands how important early childhood education is in their budgets. Visit our Congressional-Halloween-Costume-...

No Sew Halloween Costume: Cone Head Zombie

October 26, 2011
(This blog is a part of the MomsRising Early Learning Halloween Campaign. Budget numbers are flying around like bats on Halloween night right now--and we need to make sure Congress understands how important early childhood education is in their budgets. Visit our Congressional-Halloween-Costume-...

We've had enough with tricks, Congress!

October 26, 2011
Congress is getting a little scary this Halloween season. In the budget debate, key programs for families, like affordable child care and preschool are on the chopping block. We've had enough with tricks! We’ve decided to make sure the voices of families are heard in the halls of Congress by...
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“Miss Representation”—Poised to Advance a Media Movement

October 22, 2011
This article originally appeared at The Women's Media Center . The documentary shown on Oprah’s OWN network takes on the disparagement of women and girls in the media in a comprehensive way. Marianne Schnall talks to “Miss Representation” filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Jennifer Siebel Newsom We...

Can Congress get any spookier?

October 19, 2011
On Halloween, kids can be whatever they want to be: From astronauts, to ghosts, to red-nosed clowns, all of their costume dreams can come true for a day. But we have a secret: There’s a little Halloween magic happening all year round. Quality early care and education gives kids the foundation to be...
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Give Kids a Window of Opportunity!!!

October 14, 2011
Children in poverty need Head Start -- and right now, they need your help to be heard ! You know how thrilling it is watching your child develop, learn to smile, to speak, to read. We all want the best for our children, want to provide good food and stable homes and incredible amounts of love. But...

At Long Last, A Strong Female Lead Commands the TV Screen

October 12, 2011
If you peruse the latest list of Fortune 500 CEOs, it's easy to notice what they have in common: there are almost no women among them. In fact, women lead only 12 of the FORTUNE 500 companies , down from 15 the previous year. Couple that with the fact that there are only 17 female Senators , and it...
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Gov. Brown deals "crushing blow" to child care providers & parents

October 11, 2011
Child care providers—and the moms and dads who depend on us to help educate and safely care for their children while they are working—were dealt a crushing blow by Governor Brown this week when he vetoed AB 101. California’s child care system is broken and drowning in a sea of red tape- 5,700...

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