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Support Investments in Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): School might be out, but budget season is in full swing at the state Capitol, and we need you to help us send a strong message to state lawmakers as they hash out a new … Continue reading

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the Strong Start for America’s Children Act

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Strong Start for America’s Children Act introduced on May 19th by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representatives Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) highlights the continuing importance of increased investments … Continue reading

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Celebrating Head Start at 50: How Lessons from Head Start Can Inform an Agenda for America’s Poor Children

Posted at http://www.clasp.org/whats-next/celebrating-head-start-at-50 By Olivia Golden Signed into law by President Johnson on May 18, 1965, Head Start celebrated its 50th anniversary early this week.  When I had the chance to speak about the anniversary at April’s National Head Start … Continue reading

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Urge Our Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Strong Start for America’s Children Act

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Setting children up for success means giving them a strong start. It means ensuring that they have access to high-quality early childhood education programs so they can get set on a path to … Continue reading

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Urge PA’s Senators to Support a Dedicated Funding Stream for Early Childhood Education in ESEA

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee is expected to consider a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) next week. This is the time to urge committee members … Continue reading

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Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/17/top-10-solutions-cut-poverty-and-grow-middle-class Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 By TalkPoverty.org By Rebecca Vallas, Melissa Boteach Yesterday (September 16), the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual figures on income, poverty, and health insurance. It revealed that four years into the economic … Continue reading

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Act Now to Create a Strong Start for Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Children’s brains develop more rapidly during the first five years of life than at any other time. That’s why children need high-quality, engaging experiences — early in childhood — to support healthy development and … Continue reading

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Get Involved in Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): As legislators in Harrisburg debate a contentious budget for next fiscal year, it’s easy to feel deflated about the future of Pennsylvania’s young children. Even if the commonwealth’s spending plan makes some modest funding increases … Continue reading

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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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Invitation to Join Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): You are invited to join Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/), a new statewide issue campaign to make access to high-quality pre-k a defining issue in the 2014 Pennsylvania elections. When all children have access to high-quality pre-k, they … Continue reading

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