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A New Majority for Our Schools, Our Solutions

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Randi Weingarten

What if, instead of using international rankings to bash our students, schools and teachers, we learned from top-performing countries and applied their lessons for the benefit of all children?

Sounding the Siren for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

They have lifted millions of poor families and children out of poverty but now are under assault by political extremists. We must stand up and refuse to let them turn the clock of progress backwards.

Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education Starts Early

Constance Mourning | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Constance Mourning

From my experience with both grades, I know firsthand that the kids who have been in Pre-K are better prepared for Kindergarten. They know what it's like to be in a classroom. They have a head start on reading and math. And they just generally find school easier to navigate.

Americans Are Falling Off the Food Cliff -- We Can Stop the Pain

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

With each cut, our country pushes more Americans down the food cliff. How long until we stop noticing the fall? This Thanksgiving, as many of us sit at our tables for an annual feast, more of our fellow Americans will have less to eat.

Jared Gilmour

Jennifer Garner Fights For Preschool At The Capitol | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not every day an actress can be found crouching down in the U.S. Capitol to play with children, but that's what Jennifer Garner did...

Revolutionizing Head Start For Children And Parents Together

Henry Wilde | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Henry Wilde

In our approach to Head Start family services, this interaction and progress is the beginning of a process to systematically track, manage, and support families as they work on family goals. Angelicia will soon complete a strengths and needs assessment with Karen that will ask specifically about the family life practices (like family routines and regular nighttime reading) we know make a difference to success in school.

4 Things to Do About Pew Survey Findings on #JewishAmerica

Jerry Silverman | Posted 12.24.2013 | Religion
Jerry Silverman

If we go by numbers alone, the non-Orthodox American Jewish community is facing an existential crisis. The study clearly demonstrates that we stand at an urgent crossroads for American Jewry, and presents us with a major opportunity.

Getting It Right, Right From the Start

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Montgomery County achieved many of its successful outcomes for its graduating seniors by deciding from the beginning where they wanted their students to end up as they entered adulthood, and working backwards to build the right path from their earliest years.

10 Kind Acts That Made Us Forget Washington Is Completely Dysfunctional For Just A Moment

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg & Jessica Prois | Posted 10.18.2013 | Impact

We didn't feel much bipartisanship between political parties during the shutdown, but the government stalemate did bring Americans together in ways th...

The Dangers Of Shutdown Philanthropy | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact

As the federal shutdown limps on, donors large and small have stepped forward with gifts to maintain shuttered government programs. Laura and John ...

Grassroot Nonprofit Funds Delayed Amid Shutdown, So Everyday People Step In

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact

Amid the government shutdown, much attention has been paid to funding gaps with Head Start, AmeriCorps and other nonprofits receiving federal resource...

Arthur Delaney

5 Ways A Prolonged Government Shutdown Steals Food From Babies | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

The government shutdown hasn't hobbled most of the safety net for the nation's poor, elderly and sick, but if the congressional impasse drags into Nov...

Donors Help Fund Programs Hurt By Government Shutdown

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strai...

You Can't Do It Alone

Alicia Keys | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Alicia Keys

The crazy decision to shut down the government is causing real pain and anxiety to our most vulnerable -- single mothers and children. At its core, the shutdown seems to be about whether or not we value a society that shares its burdens.

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdowner | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Thursday that Republicans would seek a deal to raise the country's borrowing limit for six...

Arthur Delaney

Government Shutdown Causes Whiplash For The Poor | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Texas food bank howled Monday that the federal government shutdown had forced the U.S. Department of Agriculture to withhold 10 truckl...

Jason Cherkis

Huge Donation Will Keep Head Start Open | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Head Start doors will remain open through the end of October after philanthropists offered up to $10 million to the embattled institutio...

Jason Cherkis

'What Do We Need To Get Congress Fired Up Enough To Think Of These Families?' | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As she drove along the outskirts of Tallahassee, Fla., on Thursday, Kim Maxwell, 38, became overwhelmed with emotions. It had been nearl...

Poor Families Taking A Hit From Government Shutdown | Posted 10.04.2013 | Impact

A certain shutdown narrative has become all-too-familiar: It is holding us back from gazing at the National Zoo’s pandas throughout the day and peru...

The Implications of Universal Preschool

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.04.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

President Obama has been vocal about his belief that a publicly-funded universal preschool initiative is necessary to give American children an academ...

The Shutdown Hits Young Children

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Head Start providers that serve 3,200 low-income children in four states are closing due to the federal governm...

Joy Resmovits

Hillary Clinton Targets Littlest Learners | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

As Head Start centers around the country close because of the federal government shutdown, Hillary Clinton is advancing herself as an advocate for the...

3 Reasons the Government Shutdown Is a Women's Issue

Hayley Krischer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Hayley Krischer

The government shutdown might not have impacted you directly yet, but it will affect all of us --especially women -- eventually.

Shutdown Leaves Americans Anxious, Irritated

AP | KATHY MATHESON and MARK SCOLFORO | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the c...

I Want to Make a Difference

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Jaime, Katie, and La'Mont are three young servant leaders whose stories we are celebrating as part of our 40th anniversary celebration. They are a reminder that we must never ever give up on any child.