By encouraging me to work hard, keep my voice low, and head down, my parents were inadvertently encouraging me to assimilate into the white-dominated community that I grew up in. This assimilation was successful in the sense that I was a part of the model…
The President has signed a 2014 spending bill, which includes a substantial increase of $1.4 billion for child care and early education. Over $1 billion of that increase is for Head Start, the nation’s early childhood program for poor children.
As the result of bi-partisan negotiations, Congress arrived this week at a $1.1 trillion federal omnibus budget agreement that sets spending levels for each federal program. This post summarizes how the budget affects postsecondary education.
On January 14, 2014, Congress unveiled an omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2014, which began on October 1, 2013. This was the next step in the budget deal agreed to last October to reopen the government after 16 days…
Supporting healthy children isn't just about health coverage for kids. Covering parents is good for children too. Parents' access to health care supports effective parenting, while untreated physical and mental health problems can get in the way. The whol
More than one in four young children under age 6 in the United States have at least one parent who speaks a language other than English, and one in seven has at least one parent who is limited English proficient (LEP).
Literacy, Numeracy, and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments Among U.S. Adults: First Lookexamines basic skills by demographic and other socioeconomic factors, including race, educational attainment, foreign status, and age.
In exciting news for earned sick days and paid family and medical leave advocates across the country, the American Public Health Association (APHA) has issued a policy statement supporting steps to create paid leave policies.