Pennsylvania Selfies to Advocate for Early Learning: #IAmPreK

Posted March 25th, 2014 by

Are you  PreK in PA? Please use your voice for those too young to advocate for themselves. This past weekend longtime early childhood education advocate, Sharon Easterling of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) stood in front of over 1200 people and asked for one little favor of each of [...]

Posted Under: E: Excellent Childcare

President Obama’s New Budget Invests in Early-Childhood Education, Child Care Tax Credit

Posted March 5th, 2014 by

President Obama released a $3.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal year 2015 on Tuesday. The president’s budget contains initiatives that would be widely popular with the American people, according to opinion polls, including job training, education, and closing corporate tax loopholes. However, the president still favors expanding military spending – even as we withdraw from [...]

End Discrimination in Our Schools, Not Just in the Workplace

Posted November 14th, 2013 by

By Lara S. Kaufmann, Senior Counsel & Director of Education Policy for At-Risk Students at the National Women’s Law Center Cross-posted from NWLC’s blog Last week, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) with strong bipartisan support. If ENDA becomes law, employers across the nation will be barred from discriminating against gay, lesbian, [...]

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Cost of College to Rise for Future Students (and Parents too)

Posted September 4th, 2013 by

The good news is that this summer, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came together to pass legislation that lowers rates for students borrowing to pay for college this year. The bad news? The legislation will increase the cost of higher education for college students in the future. Back on July 1 the interest rate for new federal student loans [...]

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An Awesome Movie for Back-to-School

Posted August 30th, 2013 by

A Small Act, documenting a circle of lives impacted by global events and education, offers a perfect back-to-school movie.

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What About Trayvon Martin’s, Oscar Grant’s and Marissa Alexander’s Civil Rights?

Posted August 27th, 2013 by

According to Wikitionary, “civil rights” are personal liberties established by the 13th and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Our quest for civil rights started as a movement that began in the 1900s, which was primarily led by blacks in an effort to establish rights for individual black citizens. This process was long even though [...]

How Play Can Unlock Your Child’s Superpowers

Posted July 8th, 2013 by

A couple of weeks ago at the Points of Light 2013 National Conference on Volunteering and Service, I gave a talk on Unlocking Our Superpowers. In the talk, I offered up the admittedly controversial definition of superpowers as the “quirky and unique mix of personality and talents brought to bear in response to a need [...]

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Quandary: Help your child think ethically through gameplay

Posted May 28th, 2013 by

Hello everyone! My name is Lisa Radden. I am excited to be joining the MomsRising community in an effort to help inform and support Moms around the world in the understanding of emerging technologies and their impact on child development and education.  I would like to kick off my first post about one of the [...]

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Got Kids? Skip the Pesticides. Doctors’ orders!

Posted April 30th, 2013 by

If your pediatrician recommends eating more fruits and vegetables, what they really mean is to eat organic fruits and vegetables. Last fall the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) published a report on pesticides that can be summed up in just one sentence: “Children’s exposures to pesticides should be limited as much as possible.” The report, [...]

Posted Under: H: Environmental Health

Federal income taxes: “They don’t take them to be mean.”

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by

A few weeks ago I spent the morning at Jackson Street Elementary School in Northampton, Massachusetts. My daughter is enrolled at Jackson Street in Jen Reed’s Kindergarten class, where I’ve – happily – volunteered in the past. But during this last visit I was with the “big kids” – the fifth graders. My host was [...]

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