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DC leaders: Fund the Birth-to-Three for All DC bill and leave Paid Family Leave alone!

September 12, 2018
So here’s a head scratcher for you: Just days before DC Mayor Muriel Bowser holds a Maternal and Infant Health Summit, she released a statement encouraging the DC Council to shift funding from the District’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 to the comprehensive Birth-to-Three for All DC...
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Journey through Social Emotional Development as it Pertains to School

September 12, 2018
Without these skills, children are at a higher risk for mental, behavioral and developmental disorders. The latest statistics from the CDC show that 1 in 7 children (ages 2-8-years old) have a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder. What it looks like in school while they are mastering these skills...
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This Is What Teens REALLY Think About Their Social Media Lives

September 10, 2018
What teenagers look like they're doing and what they're actually doing can be two totally different things -- especially when it comes to social media. A bored-looking ninth-grader could be majorly bonding with her new BFF on Snapchat . A 10th-grade gamer may complain loudly when you cut off his...
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We Must Stop Destroying our Children

September 7, 2018
“There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues – the most dominating virtues of human society – are created, strengthened and maintained.” Joseph Miles is 51 years old, but says he spends a lot of time today thinking about this quote by Winston Churchill...
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We Are MomsRising, Te'Jal from Ohio

September 6, 2018
In today’s installment of We Are MomsRising, we talked to Te’Jal in Ohio about what it is like to be a mom in 2018. Read her story below. To learn more about the We Are MomsRising campaign, check out this blog post . We didn't have any [high-quality early learning] programs that met our standards...
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Prayers for Our School Children

August 31, 2018
As children across the country return to their classrooms, I share prayers for them in this new school year. I begin with a special prayer for children struggling to beat the odds: Live child – no matter what! Don’t let anybody or anything stop you Like the flowers in the crannied walls squeezing...
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I’m a pregnant millennial in my thirties still wishing I lived in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but not for the reasons you’d think.

August 30, 2018
It’s been twenty years since the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and at thirty-two I’m ecstatic that J.K Rowling's amazing magical world is still alive and well for our kids with the re-release of all Harry Potter movies this Friday on August 31st (time to pull out my Gryffindor...
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Tune In This Week To #RisersRadio Show: #BackToSchool

August 27, 2018
On the #radio show this week we cover the new “As You Are” campaign; the Kavanaugh nomination to the US Supreme Court and what's at stake for women; the latest on the #FamiliesBelongTogether fight; and how to help revolutionize education and end the school to prison pipeline. *Special guests on the...
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Children Fighting for Freedom

August 24, 2018
I wrote recently about a few of the brave children who helped change our nation during the Civil Rights Movement. There are many, many others whose examples should inspire us today. Claudette Colvin – sometimes called “The First Rosa Parks” – was a 15-year-old Black girl who challenged bus...
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Criando a Nuestros Hijos para que sean Multilingües y Ciudadanos del Mundo

August 22, 2018
Soy la orgullosa mamá de Zoe (5), Brendan (3) y, ¡de un pequeñín que nacerá en septiembre! Me apasiona aprender nuevos idiomas y culturas y trato de enseñárselos a mis hijos desde pequeños. Profesionalmente, soy educadora y estoy certificada para enseñar Alemán, Inglés como Segunda Lengua y...
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