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Progress for Children's Health

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey show the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working and helping get people health coverage. This is a welcome stark contrast to new census data showing children remain our poorest age group and the younger they are the poorer they are.

To the Opponents of California's 'Diaper Mandate'

Mike Heenan | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Mike Heenan

As a state that has been, historically, on the forefront of many a cultural revolution, I say we raise our diaper-clenching fists in solidarity with dads everywhere!

This State May Overturn Its Bilingual Education Ban

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.24.2014 | Latino Voices

A law banning most bilingual education in California schools may be overturned by a new bill, restoring efforts to address language barriers in a stat...

Fourth Graders Change the Way School District Handles Unused Food

Josue Barrios | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Josue Barrios

Two young ladies at Jaime Escalante Elementary School in Cudahy have changed the way a school district looks at unused food. Children need to know they can make a difference. Leadership, like compassion and kindness, transcends age and gender.

More Power To Ya: Gov. Brown Signs Off On Closer Look At Who's Abusing City Money

AP | Posted 12.05.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that expands the state auditor's authority to investigate misuse of city and count...

Is Public Education Still Free If It Costs Money?

Posted 07.29.2011 | Education

An Ohio school district is the latest to implement a controversial "pay to play" policy, reports The Wall Street Journal. Medina Senior High, faced wi...