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Childcare & Early Education

The Promise of Postsecondary Education for Parents

December 16, 2010
Education, and particularly higher education, provides many individuals with hope for a better future. The power of this simple truism was brought home to me while working on Striking a Balance , when I discovered that the union for hotel workers in San Francisco ( HERE Local 2 ) had developed a...
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Is your family one of the 12 million?

December 16, 2010
I see myself in this stat. Have you been there too? I'm one of millions of parents across this country who depend on child care. Without child care, I don't know how I'd be able to get to work and provide for my family. I am not alone: Nearly 12 million children under age five regularly spend time...
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The Real Meaning of A Christmas Carol

December 14, 2010
I've been thinking over at Raising Generation O lately about the Christmas Spirit. About giving , and teaching children about gratitude and charity, but also about fairness, justice, equity--and how these relate to the season's spirit. At the end of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Caro l (the real,...

Bullying: Are you The One?

December 6, 2010
Children are dying. A bully is making their lives miserable. A bully is threatening them. Humiliating them. Being mean.
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It's About Time

November 23, 2010
From Your (Wo)manInWashington blog MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org Your (Wo)man in Washington Guest Post - by Mindy Fried I came across this essay by sociologist Mindy Fried about the lack of paid family leave in the US versus how common it is around the...
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When is Parent Day?

November 17, 2010
I remember when I first started teaching sometime in the late 1800s when one of the moms of one of my 4th graders came to the class to apologize. She had always been The Room Mother for her kids, but this year she was working outside the home, and she was apologizing...
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Inaugural Global Education Conference Streaming Live Online November 15-19 - FREE + YOU ARE INVITED!

November 16, 2010
Week-long, world-wide event features 387 sessions and 60 keynote addresses focused on education technology and global classroom initiatives. The inaugural Global Education Conference, a week-long event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, will be held Monday, November...
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Little Stalker

November 10, 2010
I recently talked with a mom whose seven-year-old son, Jacob, would become enamored with girls at school and wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Once he fell for a girl (usually a year or two older) he’d transform into a little stalker, relentlessly wanting to play with them, constantly trying to...
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What's your experience with child care?

November 9, 2010
While the election is still being pondered by political pundits, real life goes on... including the struggle of real life parents to get affordable access to quality early care and education for their kids so they can get to work. But that struggle may get a lot tougher. In the next few weeks,...
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Give Pundits a Time Out!

November 4, 2010
Political pundits are spinning away in the wake of the elections, making guesses about what the election results say about the will of the voters. But it's too critical a time for our country to let the paid pundits have the last word. Moms (and dads!) know more than any political pundit about what...
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