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House Bill Slices Billions from Education and Health

From the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (http://www.cbpp.org): CBPP Senior Policy Consultant David Reich writes, “The 2016 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill from a House subcommittee cuts funding $3.7 billion below the 2015 level, with its cuts particularly targeted to education … 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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Early Head Start Director—Maternity Care Coalition

Maternity Care Coalition (MCC), a dynamic nonprofit, works to improve maternal and child health and well-being through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities. MCC is Pennsylvania’s largest Early Head Start provider. The Early Head Start Director provides … 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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Support Start Strong for America’s Children—Sign the Petition

From the National Association for the Education of Young Children (http://www.naeyc.org/): Senator Harkin (Iowa) along with Representatives George Miller (California) and Richard Hanna (New York) have introduced legislation – Start Strong for America’s Children. This bipartisan-sponsored legislation will accelerate the … 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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Faith Education Resources on Head Start and WIC

From the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative (http://www.faithendpoverty.org/): In the wake of the government shutdown we are reminded of how easy it is for those in poverty to get left out the budgeting process. Already, children participating in Head Start and the … Continue reading

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57,000 Children Cut from Head Start—Take Action

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): “The colors were brighter than any she had seen before. Shapes, letters, and lots and lots of colors adorned the walls; around the room, children worked together building high rises with colored blocks and … Continue reading

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Support the Administration’s Preschool Proposal During Recess

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): Your Members of Congress are now at home in their districts for a long recess until September 9. That means now is a great time to get activities moving in your community in … 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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