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Urge Senators Casey and Toomey to Make Early Learning a Priority

It’s time to use our outdoor voices. In the next few days, Senators will make funding decisions that will determine whether early learning programs receive the resources they need. We know how vital these programs are for young children and … Continue reading

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A Second Chance for the Youngest Americans

The case for universal pre-K Posted at http://prospect.org/starting-smart#.Ut_qZtIo5kp Imagine: What if the country could agree on a way to address the huge unmet needs of young children? What if our solution marked a shift in national priorities, directing substantial money … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Support Early Learning Investments

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): The federal deal signed into law by President Obama ended the government shutdown and raised the nation’s debt ceiling. Funding to run the government will continue until Jan. 15 and a bipartisan committee was … Continue reading

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Support Children in the Pennsylvania Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): This week, the PA House of Representatives passed a state budget bill that contains the governor’s proposed increases for Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance. But the House reduced by $3 million the … Continue reading

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Support State and Federal Early Learning Initiatives

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): We need your help to save the funds for child care and early learning programs from the budget ax.  Please read on and take action.  In the last several years, cuts to … Continue reading

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Study Touts Benefits of Preschool, Child Care Investments

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Broadening education and child care opportunities for young children is “perhaps the most important way in which the president can directly improve the lives of millions of American women and families across the economic … Continue reading

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Kids Gain Some Notable Wins in New State Spending Plan

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): As lawmakers looked on, Gov. Tom Corbett signed the 2012-13 state budget into law on June 30, just minutes before the midnight deadline. The main budget bill – Senate Bill 1466 – and several … Continue reading

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Hold Your Representatives Accountable for Their Vote to Cut Nutrition Assistance

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/): Holding elected officials accountable for their votes is a key step to register our approval or disapproval as constituents. When members of Congress vote to cut nutrition assistance for 22 million children, it’s time to … Continue reading

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Now That You Know: Documenting the Effects of Budget Cuts on Children

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org):   When children in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties and Philadelphia returned to school, they got a glimpse of how local school districts are coping with reduced state funding: less full … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative and House Leadership to Reject Bill that Endangers PA’s Most Vulnerable

Apologies for multiple alerts this week, but legislators need to hear from us today. This legislation is appalling—members of the General Assembly are abdicating their responsibility to ensure the welfare of all Pennsylvanians by handing over complete authority to one … Continue reading

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