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Reflections on Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook: A Great Teacher and Role Model

June 12, 2017
When Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook passed away May 29 our nation and world lost a very creative and distinguished political scientist, trailblazing Black scholar, and towering oak role model for his students. I was blessed to be among them as a Spelman College student in his political theory course at...
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Parents Share Why Bilingual is Better #BilingualRisers

June 12, 2017
Since May, mamás poderosas have been participating in MomsRising's campaign, #BilingualRisers. Through their personal blogs, Instagram and MomsRising's blog, they have been sharing snippets of their lives: daily routines, books and other resources they use, challenges, triumphs and more on their...
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Stop Trump’s Afterschool Program Cuts

June 7, 2017
President Trump has proposed eliminating all afterschool program funding. Nearly 2 million kids and families could lose the afterschool programs they count on to keeps kids safe and engaged in learning, and help working parents keep their jobs. The Afterschool Alliance is hosting a nationwide Day...
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Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Harm Young Children and Families

June 2, 2017
At 1,000 Days, we believe that children are the foundation of a country’s greatness . When young children thrive, so do nations. It is why we are deeply concerned by the Trump Administration’s proposal to slash funding for basic nutrition, health and anti-poverty programs that give children here in...
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It was like being in a real-life horror movie

June 2, 2017
“ I have always known how dangerous pesticides can be...But I never thought I would one day have to go to the emergency room because of them.” - Aylin, cabbage worker This is what happened to 19-year old Aylin and 50+ other cabbage workers as they labored at a Bakersfield, CA farm on Cinco de Mayo...
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5 Reasons Why Xenophobic “English-Only” Biases Undermine Our Kids’ Education, Job Prospects

June 2, 2017
Donald Trump’s openly anti-Hispanic rhetoric – for which he has never apologized -- has only fueled anti-Latino sentiment and racist acts in the country. Take for instance, the verbal abuse of Hispanics who speak Spanish in public. In one recent incident, a white woman verbally assaulted a Hispanic...
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Tell Trump and Congress: Don't Play Politics With Our Kids' Health!

May 30, 2017
"Don't play with our kids." Michelle Obama's statement - in response to US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue's declaration he will roll back or delay key elements of the healthy school meal standards - pretty much sums it up. Healthy food for kids isn't a game. It isn’t a partisan or a...
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Moms Praise New Maryland Law Restricting Suspensions and Expulsions of Children in Pre-K Through Second Grade

May 30, 2017
The creation of a commission to study the school-to-prison pipeline and restorative practices are a huge step forward in ensuring all kids are set up for success.
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3 Reasons Why We Need More Dual Language Programs

May 30, 2017
Before my oldest daughter was born, when I still had not decided on a name or the type of diapers I was going to use, there was something I was clear about: she was going to be bilingual. Since Spanish is my native language, I thought it would be very easy. However, I soon discovered that that was...
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Democracy In Action!

May 29, 2017
On the radio show this week we cover the latest on healthcare and what you can do to make sure it isn’t cut for 23 million people; the terrible, awful, no good, very bad budget that Trump proposed and how to stop it; paid family and medical leave in the United States of America; and why David...
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