Category Archives: Children

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passes Senate Committee

Bipartisan legislation to reauthorize child nutrition programs passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on January 20. The Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016 sets the policy and funding structure for all of the federal school meal and child … Continue reading

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Sign Petition for Expanded WIC and Summer Meals

From US Action (http://usaction.org/): Sign the petition to Congress at http://action.usaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=730: Stand up for kids. Fight for an expanded WIC program and increased access to summer meals through the Child Nutrition authorization process. Working families and the middle class are … Continue reading

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Kindergartners with Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School

HealthDay “Childhood traumas of various sorts can cause kindergartners to struggle in class as well as life … Those with difficult experiences up until age 5 had math and reading difficulties and difficulty focusing in kindergarten, and were also more … Continue reading

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How Much Do We Hate Our Children?

Posted at http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/how-much-do-we-hate-our-children/ When President Barak Obama recently made an impassioned plea to do something about the proliferation of gun violence in America, he drew upon the images of elementary school children gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut to engage our emotions. “First graders,” he … Continue reading

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Tell Senators Casey and Toomey: Young Children in All-Day Child Care Need Additional Snack

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): The Senate is indicating that it will move quickly on Child Nutrition Reauthorization in the next few weeks. This bill contains our chance to make needed improvements to CACFP. We’ve been working … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Urging PA Legislature to Finish the Budget

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Our state elected officials failed to pass a final budget. Had they done so, 14,000 children could be starting pre-k today, but the leaders in Harrisburg just didn’t finish their jobs. Add your name to … Continue reading

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Letter from Education Secretary Calls for Protecting Vulnerable Children in Schools—Resource List Included

Posted at http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/secletter/151231.html December 31, 2015 Dear Colleagues: On the eve of this new year, we are writing to enlist your help, as educational leaders, to ensure that your schools and institutions of higher education are learning environments in which … Continue reading

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What Happens When Instead of Suspensions, Kids Talk Out Their Mistakes?

The Hechinger Report “There is now strong research that shows pulling students out of class as punishment can hurt their long-term academic prospects. What’s more, data show that punishments are often unequal. Nationally, more black students are suspended than white … Continue reading

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A CEO’s Point of View: Children as Products for Corporate Consumers

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/a-ceos-point-of-view-children-as-products-unusable-by-corporate-consumers/ Business Gets Schooled, a long piece in the January 1, 2016, issue of Fortune, perches the reader as a fly on the wall of the corporate board room during a conversation among CEOs about public education.  This … Continue reading

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Child Care Costs as Much as 85 Percent of Income for a Family at the Poverty Level

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/12/23/fact-of-the-week-child-care-costs-as-much-as-85-percent-of-income-for-a-family-at-the-poverty-level/#.VorxdfkrIdU By Lecia Imbery December 23, 2015 We all know raising a child isn’t cheap. But for families living at the poverty level, the rising cost of child care is even more difficult to afford. The cost of center-based … Continue reading

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