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Strong Start

Helping Children Build Skills for School Success

Judith Sandalow | Posted 10.24.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Getting ready for school means more than purchasing notebooks, pencils, and a backpack. Being truly prepared for school means that students walk into their first classroom having already developed important skills that allow them to learn.

The Dangerous Rise Of Preemie Deliveries -- And How To Stop Them

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Deborah Klein Walker

The HHS Strong Start initiative will help to change a system that for too long has allowed healthy babies to be born before 39 weeks. Women and their doctors must stop scheduling early C-sections for non-medical reasons. In addition, hospitals and health systems must adhere to standards set by professional organizations that have tried to push for change.

Giving Black Boys a Strong Start

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

President Obama has called education the civil rights issue of our time. Now is the time for the next transforming freedom moment and movement -- to set our children free from illiteracy, low expectations, and jobless, hopeless futures.