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Childcare & Early Education

It Simply Just Isn't Right

July 27, 2010
It simply isn't right to take advantage of new parents when they're vulnerable. But baby formula companies are doing just that. And this is especially wrong because empty infant formula advertising claims undermine evidence-based messages like "breastfeeding is best for babies." This has got to be...
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The End of Our Broadcasting Day

July 24, 2010
Back in the day, when I was small, I remember waking up too early for TV to be on. I woke up too early for TV to be on. If you are under 20, you have no idea what I just said. My brothers and sisters would run downstairs in our jammies on a Saturday morning to watch cartoons, but TV didn’t come on until 6 am, so it was possible to wake up too early.
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Blogging About Parenting and Education at Netroots Nation

July 24, 2010
Here are some nuggets from Netroots Nation: the Parents Caucus was well-attended with between 30 and 35 people. I have hosted the panel five years in a row, and this was one of the better attended caucuses, including more men and even a couple of vocal dads. It was thrilling. What did we discuss?...
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Blogging for Children at Netroots Nation

July 23, 2010
There is a universal measure. When faced with a problem, do what’s right for children. If you do what’s right for children, it’s the right solution.
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Netroots Nation Unite!

July 23, 2010
I’m going to a bloggers conference. My first. I am qualified because I write this blog. But maybe there’s something else that qualifies me. I write what matters to me. I represent 3.2 million educators in America’s public schools, colleges and universities. And when you represent people, you try to give voice to them.
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Building the Perfect Teacher

July 19, 2010
I said to the kids, “You’re building the perfect teacher. Give me a word that describes this person.”
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Good-bye to World Cup, But Not the Teachable Moments - Global Girl Media

July 13, 2010
The euphoria of the final World Cup match is over and so many people around the world don't know what to do with themselves. Summer 2010 has been marked by one nation after another facing off in the stunning World Cup, with the entire world (especially the Americans, more than ever before in the...
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We Don't Live in a Multiple Choice World

June 28, 2010
These Standards are everything. Because they are the foundation. On the cardboard foundation of No Child Left, the house falls. Strong standards are something we can build a future on.
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There's something crazy with the way we approach food

June 25, 2010
You know there’s something really crazy with the way we approach food in this country when 1 in 4 U.S. children stand on the brink of hunger AND 1 in 3 children are obese or overweight . We finally have a chance to change this! This month the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act was...
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April showers bring May flowers, June brings…Early Learning Advocacy Day

June 21, 2010
I always look forward to June—it’s the month to celebrate Father’s Day, the arrival of summer and Early Learning Advocacy Day. This June, California’s Early Learning Advocacy Day convened more than 350 early learning advocates from across the state—including teachers and providers, parents,...

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