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Childcare & Early Education

The Mother/Scholar and On-Campus Child Care

March 30, 2011
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org A young mother wrote me some time ago asking if there were any Mothers’ Centers on college campuses. She wanted to connect with students who were also raising children, facing coursework and...
Valerie Young's picture

The Right Priorities For Our Working Families

March 29, 2011
The 2010 election was a mandate for one thing: creating jobs and strengthening our economy for the long term. I heard that message loud and clear from New York families in every corner of our state, and I am working with my colleagues in Congress on solutions that will help create good-paying jobs...
Kirsten Gillibrand's picture

Hope for Innovation in Education│TEDxNYED

March 28, 2011
There is hope for education innovation in the U.S. Earlier this month I had the great honor of joining several hundred people committed to innovation in education in various forms, for the TEDxNYED conference. The speaker roster , folks behin d the scenes and participants I met (like Nathan Dudley...
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A Wish List for Moms & Moms-to-be

March 23, 2011
Co-Authored by Michelle Noehren & Michelle Pompei We’ve been advocates for women’s rights for a while and while we have been big supporters of advocating for working moms in particular, nothing really prepared us for what life would be like as we each started our own families. The inequities...
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Making Time to Protest Colorado's Budget Cuts to Education

March 6, 2011
Wednesday, February 16th. 8:30am I make my daily run to drop my kids off at school and daycare. 9:10am I arrive at my office and check email. I find a personal email from national journalist David Brancaccio from PBS. We met a couple years ago when he interviewed me for a piece he did on MomsRising...
Angela Sasseville's picture

Boston Globe Article Raises More Questions Than It Answers

March 4, 2011
On Sunday, the Boston Globe Magazine published an article called “The Miracle of Polly McCabe.” Polly McCabe is an alternative public school for pregnant and parenting teens in New Haven. It has approximately 26 students at any given time, and is able to offer them special services like “door-to-door bus service, on-site child care, classes on child rearing, in-school visits from prenatal experts, intensive support from case workers, and even home visits from teachers if they go on bed rest.”

Raising Ourselves

March 4, 2011
We flatter ourselves with the belief that we choose a childrearing approach that will best suit our children, when in truth we choose an approach that best suits ourselves. .....We give children what we needed when we were children and never got.
Joe Newman's picture

Legislative Alert: H. R. 1 Funding Cuts to STEM Education, Special Education Scheduled to Take Effect March 18, 2011

March 4, 2011
Press your Senators to oppose HR 1 and keep funding for Head Start, IDEA (special ed funding), STEM education, and women's and children's health care paid for and in the budget. Click on our K12NN/POPVOX.com action and make your voice heard before March 18, 2011!
Cynthia Liu's picture

The Impact of Recent Budget Proposals on Women of Color, Their Families and Communities

March 1, 2011
The recently approved House budget for the remainder of FY 2011 and the Presidential budget for FY 2012 both include plans to reduce or eliminate funding to vital safety net and social support programs that provide critical assistance to low-income women and families. Though social spending...

The Little Warrior

February 25, 2011
This boy is a little warrior, but no one will acknowledge and respect who he is. Instead they want him to fit this mythical stereotype of the ethical, reasonable, self-controlled child. When he doesn’t fit this fantasy we decide he must be one of the psychologically disordered millions who require medication.
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