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Sequestration: Devastating to Kids

Billy Shore | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Billy Shore

On Friday, if sequestration -- the term used for the pending across-the-board cuts to many federal programs -- goes into effect, the impact on low-income children will be devastating.

Sequestration's Damaging Effects on Nonprofits and Needy Families

Erwin de Leon | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Should sequestration be allowed to take effect, human service nonprofits would lose billions of dollars in government funding and might have to make difficult choices, such as laying off much-needed staff, or worse, ending programs and serving far fewer clients.

Katy Hall

How Many Teachers Could Your State Lose To Sequestration?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Sequestration could cost thousands of teachers their jobs, according to a grim report the White House released Sunday. That's just one possible impact...

GOP ­Coddles the Rich, Cuts the Rest

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

There will be no end to tax loopholes for the rich, House Speaker John Boehner has asserted. The Republican ruling: The vast middle class, the elderly and the poor must suffer.

Just Say No: Sequestration Hurts Families

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

Congress must come to its senses before the country suffers a completely self-inflicted grievous wound that weakens our economy and imposes gratuitous hardship on the least fortunate.

State of the Union Unites Generations

Donna M. Butts | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Donna M. Butts

Wherever our children live now or in the future, they must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to their families and the economy. That means the nation, as a whole, must invest now in education and training.

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Deliver On His Big Preschool Promise?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Just one day after President Barack Obama unveiled hisbig promise to America's smallest children, both advocates and allies are raising major question...

Why the Head Start Headlines Are Wrong

Amanda Moreno, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Amanda Moreno, Ph.D.

If you take a bath on Friday, and get dirty on Saturday, this means the bath was ineffective. The preceding, clearly flawed, logic sums up the misguided hysteria over a recent HHS report showing that the positive effects of Head Start fade out by third grade.

Joy Resmovits

The Road Forward: White House Assessing Major Preschool Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama's education secretary, has a slogan that summarizes his tenure and the view of his mission that he shares with his...

The Next Self-Made Crisis

Mike Lux | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

President Obama knows he can't afford to blink, and progressives should back him 100 percent: no negotiation whatsoever on the debt ceiling.

Let's Give Our Children a More Certain Future This Holiday Season

Bruce Lesley | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

The budget and impending sequestration clearly do not align with our children's needs, and what voters want. Kids and their families deserve better. Let's hold our lawmakers accountable. Contact your representative and tell them to keep kids off the table.

Tens Of Millions Of Dollars In Head Start Grants Still Undecided

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Lesli A. Maxwell | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education

The fate of tens of millions of dollars in Head Start grants that are up for grabs won't be known until spring, according to a spokesman for the feder...

Dear Santa: Please Save Head Start

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Dear Santa, I imagine you don't get too many letters from pre-kindergarteners who haven't held a pencil or sung the alphabet or haven't heard a bedtime story.

Lawmakers Urged To Invest In Quality Early Childhood Education

The Huffington Post | Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

As Congress seeks to avoid triggering across-the-board cuts to education, the nonprofit First Five Years Fund is urging legislators to invest in quali...

A Critical Head Start for Pre-Schoolers: Eating Healthy Foods (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 01.29.2013 | Home
Rebecca Gerendasy

Good nutrition has always been a focus of Head Start, but many of the children don't have access to fresh, local foods at home. Discussing this fact a...

Head Start Programs Offer Benefits, Improve Child Well-Being And School Readiness: Report

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Head Start programs lead to short-term benefits across multiple areas of children's well-being and school readiness, according to a recent report. ...

Julian Castro: Pre-K 4 SA Passage Shows Belief In Education, Opportunity For Future Prosperity

Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

Voters in San Antonio, Texas narrowly passed a pre-kindergarten initiative that would create a full-day program for 22,400 4-year-olds over eight year...

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Reward the Rich, Punish the Rest

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Running throughout the Romney-Ryan budget is a suspicion that by helping people you make them weaker, that the poor are easily swayed into behaving irresponsibly. The sad thing is, Romney and Ryan are the irresponsible ones

Woo What Women?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

With the election looming, we decided to write this one together. Call it our endorsement.

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Fall Short On Specifics For Early Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

During Mitt Romney's tenure as governor, he had one-on-one meetings with Patricia Haddad, the Massachusetts Democratic House Speaker Pro Tempore, prec...

The Second Debate: In Pursuit of Women Voters

David Coates | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
David Coates

One of the most telling questions in the second debate focused on the gender pay gap: asking in what ways the candidates would "rectify the inequalities in the workplace. The Romney answer was an embarrassment and the president could have said more.

Can You Hear Me Now? Who's Talking About Early Childhood Education This Election Season

Yasmina Vinci | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Yasmina Vinci

It is time for the press to ask all candidates whether they are ready to make commitments to keep the window of learning opportunity open for all young children.

Charter Preschool: Coming Our Way

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Two weeks ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced that Educare would be coming to Brooklyn next fall.

Women: Champions and Defenders of Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

When it comes to public policy issues of importance to our nation's children, female policymakers and women are more often supportive and active on children's issues than men.

Poll: Obama Leads Romney on Children's Issues, Americans Wants Politicians to Address Our 'American Challenge'

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

By almost a 3-to-1 margin (56 to 20 percent), American voters are deeply concerned that the lives of American children have become worse over the last decade.