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Childcare & Early Education

Democrats' Progressive Agenda Must Include Addressing the Nation's Child Care Crisis

February 15, 2019
By Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and Chairman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) If there’s one thing that voters across the country have made very clear, it’s that they want big, bold solutions to the serious challenges facing them and their families. While the wealthiest Americans and biggest...
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Social Emotional Health and our Immigration Issues

February 12, 2019
My heart sinks every time I watch the news or read my Twitter feed. How did we get here? Our country has become so polarized when it pertains to our immigration system that we have lost the ability to feel empathy for those who seek assistance. As a mental health professional, I am alarmed that our...
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Dangerous Steps Backwards on Discriminatory School Discipline

February 1, 2019
In January 2014, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice jointly released a ‘guidance package’ on school discipline to help schools and districts meet their responsibilities under federal civil rights law to use nondiscriminatory discipline practices. Years of data have shown children of...
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#RisersRadio: Democracy Is NOT A Spectator Sport

January 28, 2019
On the #RisersRadio show this week we cover the government shutdown, re-opening, and what’s happening next; we get the inside scoop from a structural engineer about the literal faults in Trump’s ridiculous wall; we hear the impact of using children’s access to healthy food as a political football;...
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Should You Talk to Your Kids About What's Happening in the News?

January 28, 2019
Beyond sharing the who, what, where, and when, explain why something happened and how big of a deal it is. This provides context and perspective. Also, tell kids a bit about how media functions, so they appreciate the relationship among news outlets, sponsors, and viewership. Take care when...
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We Are MomsRising!

We Are MomsRising, Joan from Washington, D.C. [Govt. Shutdown Edition]

January 15, 2019
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Joan in Washington, D.C. about how the government shutdown is impacting her and her family. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . I didn’t know it then, but December 21st would...
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5 Family Media Resolutions to Make in 2019

January 12, 2019
What do you remember from 2018? Did you share pics of your kid on Facebook? Did you sneak a peek at their texts with their friends? Did you yell at them to get off their devices ? Did you watch a movie that made you both laugh (or cry) ? Did they send you a text that filled your heart and reminded...
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The government shutdown closed my child care

January 11, 2019
The government shutdown closed my child care center, but my husband and I have to work. That means we're paying for child care twice.
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A New Year for Children

January 4, 2019
As we begin the New Year, every new headline reminds us that these are very tumultuous times. I start this season redoubling my determination to focus all my energies towards helping build a transforming movement for children to end child poverty and inequality at this extremely dangerous time of...
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Tell Gov.-elect Newsom: Do BIG things for CA's Little Learners in 2019!

January 2, 2019
Anyone else needing an extra cup of coffee, and feeling a bit sluggish as we head back to work today? The back to work + school + childcare grind is a struggle working families in California know all too well. Whether it’s finding access to high-quality preschool, or finding a childcare slot for a...
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