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Jonathan Cohn

Working Parents Should Be Very Happy About This Obscure Senate Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

Something pretty remarkable happened late last month while the Senate was voting on the annual budget resolution. And it had very little to do with th...

Leaving Our Children Behind

Rep. Marc Veasey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Rep. Marc Veasey

This week, we mark two years since President Obama laid the framework to provide universal high-quality preschool for every single child in America during his State of the Union Address.

De Blasio's First Year: A Tale of Two Mayors -- Progressive Pioneer or City Leader

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 03.04.2015 | New York
Jeanne Zaino

Going into his second year this remains the greatest challenge for the mayor -- to make sure that New Yorkers know he is more focused on running the city as he is on fulfilling his progressive agenda. It's not an either-or scenario, he can do both.

Memo to Three Year Old Slackers

Peter Greene | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

It has come to our attention that your older brothers and sisters have been showing up to Kindergarten completely unprepared for the requirements of a rigorous education. It is time to nip this indolent behavior in the bud.

The Promise -- and Challenges -- Of Universal Pre-K

Tom Allon | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Tom Allon

The mere existence of universal pre-k in New York is a giant step in the right direction. Amidst the hue and cry over dismal state test scores for third and eighth graders, we now have a new grade being established which can only be positive. But along with great opportunity comes great responsibility.

Making Equal Work for Equal Pay an Official NYC Policy

David Nocenti | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
David Nocenti

While the focus has been on the negotiations with the unions representing New York City employees, missing from the picture are the thousands of union members whose salaries are entirely paid for with City funds, but who are not on the City payroll.

Eva Moskowitz's Shameful Misuse of Civil Rights

Camille Rivera | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Camille Rivera

Moskowitz is trying to paint herself as a defender of black and Latino children, but really her war on Mayor Bill de Blasio is not about children or civil rights. It's about Moskowitz wanting more power, more profit for her 22 schools and demanding to get everything she wants.

Do Right by Our Children: Enact Universal Pre-K

William Lynch III | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
William Lynch III

If we are to remain the Greatest City in the World -- great for New Yorkers rich and poor alike -- we must develop a next generation prepared to take the reins. One tool to help alleviate poverty and nurture our young people is universal pre-k.

But What Kind of Universal Pre-K?

Alfie Kohn | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Alfie Kohn

Disagreements persist about the details of funding, but a real consensus has begun to develop that all young children deserve what has until now been unaffordable by low-income families. But here's the catch.

PRE-K CLASH

New York Magazine | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

On the weekend before his January 8 State of the State speech, Governor Andrew Cuomo had a phone chat with Mayor Bill de Blasio. The governor was deve...

Discharge Petition: The Right Wing Is Anti-Rights

Jarryd Willis | Posted 02.17.2014 | Latino Voices
Jarryd Willis

Asians and Hispanics will be 50 percent of new voters for 21 GOP districts in 2014. They will be 40-49 percent of new voters for 10 districts and 30-39 percent of new voters for 32 other districts. That's 63 Republican controlled districts in which many new voters will care about where their Congressperson stands on issues of immigration reform.

An Opportunity Plan to Empower Women in the Workplace

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We know the American workforce is changing at a rapid pace as families rely more and more on women's income to get by. But, as the face of the American workplace has changed, the federal rules that govern it have not kept up.

Bullish on France

Charles Kolb | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Charles Kolb

Last year while visiting Le Havre, I talked with a young waiter working two jobs to save enough money to go to school to specialize in international law. I asked him how much money he needed, and when he told me 4,000 euros, I almost laughed.

Michael McLaughlin

De Blasio Is 'Pandering' With Pre-K Tax On The Rich, Dem Critic Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Bill de Blasio's plan to tackle inequality by taxing high-income New Yorkers, a centerpiece of his mayoral campaign, came under attack fro...

It's Time for Action: What Are We Waiting For? "The Greatest Cause That Can Be Served Is Childhood Education."

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

It is a known fact that over 90 percent of the brain is constructed and the road map for future social, emotional and physical development takes form through interactive relationships.

Joy Resmovits

But Big Tobacco Doesn't Want To Pay For Preschool

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Though President Barack Obama's administration hasn't formally released its 2014 budget, one component is already facing resistance from the tobacco i...

Do We Hate Our Children?

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.26.2013 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

In America, we talk a good game about loving our children, but do we walk the walk? A harsh look at our practices and an honest assessment of our outcomes suggest, sadly, that we do not.

We Are Failing Our Students -- They Are Not Failing Us

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Hillary Linardopoulos

We can continue to blame the teachers, the parents, even the neighborhoods, but until we actually begin to look at the deep flaws of how we treat our children, we will continue to spin our wheels.

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...

Universal Preschool Implicates More Than Government Budgets and the Middle Class

Rachel Ryan | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Rachel Ryan

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama insisted that working families ought to be provided access to early education. Translation: Get ready for a universal preschool push.

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...