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Childcare & Early Education

Work-life Balance and Our Outdated School Schedule

July 25, 2012
Last weekend, as I balanced spending time with my five-year-old daughter and completing numerous work-related projects, I read "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" , the cover article in The Atlantic by Anne-Marie Slaughter that is generating lots of buzz. I felt like I was reliving my own life...
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Teens Need Guidance on Healthy Relationships

July 16, 2012
As the mother of a teen, I’ve approached that point in parenting where I’m compelled to spend much of the next several years concerned about the nature of my child’s relationships and when and whether they might involve sex. I know I’m hardly alone in this worry since, as a sex educator, I’ve spent...
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A Mom's Pledge to End HIV in America

July 2, 2012
By Dawn Averitt Bridge Founder and Chair, The Well Project June 28 is a day I’ll never forget: the anniversary of my HIV diagnosis. It was 1988. I was only 19, and didn’t know a single other HIV-positive woman. Misinformation and fear dominated the public conversation on AIDS; everyone knew AIDS...
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#WellnessWeds: Ask an Expert: Questions about Kids' Health with Dr. Mark Ryan

June 27, 2012
Recently, MomsRising hosted a #kidshealth tweetchat with Dr. Mark Ryan (@richmonddoc), who answered your questions about everything from childhood asthma to breastfeeding to first dentist appointments, and more! Dr. Ryan is a family doctor in Richmond, VA and a member of the board of the National...
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Raise Your Hand If You Want Representation

June 27, 2012
Alright folks, let’s take a poll: Raise your hand if you think our current media system covers the issues you care about and gives you the information you need to better understand the world around you. If your hand is up, lucky you. If your hand is down, you’re not alone. Yesterday, the Federal...
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Gender Segregation in Community College Degrees 40 Years After Passage of Title IX

June 25, 2012
Analysis by the Institute for Women's Policy Research finds that although women make up the majority of community college students, men and women in community college pursue very different degrees, with women generally training for lower-paying careers. Women with associate degrees earn, on average...
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Educational Success Is Largely Determined By Where You Live

June 22, 2012
by Judy Molland at Earlier this year, Care2′s Kristina Chew wrote about the widening gap between rich and poor students in schools across the U.S. over the past few decades and how, as a result, the gap in standardized test scores between affluent and low-income students has grown by 40...
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CalWORKS and Childcare - Critical Programs for Mothers - and the Economy

June 19, 2012
Beckie Moralez I recently saw Magali Sanchez-Hall and Beckie Moralez share their personal stories. A single mother and survivor of domestic violence, Magali will soon graduate from UCLA – precisely because she was able to get help from CalWORKS, childcare and Cal Grants – with a degree and a...
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Dear Southwest Airlines, Our Children Are Paying Attention. Stop Degrading 50% of the Population

June 18, 2012
Photo from: More and more people are recognizing the exploitation of women's images in the media and the impact it can have on our daughters -- and our sons. They are pushing back, not gonna take it anymore. I am impressed by the mainstream embrace of courageous...
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Hop on, Pop!

June 17, 2012
My father influenced the course of my life in two dramatic ways. Before I could read, he took me to the public library and read me all the Madeline and Babar the Elephant books. We must have spent hours and hours doing this – me on his lap, his chin resting lightly on the top of my head – because...
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