Tag Archives: Federal Policy

Wake Up, Moms–You’re fighting the wrong fight

Check out this great blog post from Michelle Littlefield, author of “I’ll turn this car around.” The post responds to Time Magazine’s recent controversial cover and gets to the real issue of the “Mommy Wars.” The Mommy Wars are just … Continue reading

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Zero to Three Federal Policy Blog

Are you interested in federal policy and its impact on children and families? Zero to Three’s “Federal Policy Baby Blog” is an easy way to keep track of federal policy decisions. Check it out.

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US House Scheduled to Vote on 2013 Budget Proposal

Here’s a call for action from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC CHILDREN’S CHAMPIONS ALERT March 27, 2012 Make your call on Wednesday, March 28th On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to … Continue reading

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Article for February 29 from Patrice, Melissa & Talisa-Marie

USDA To Require Healthier Meals In Schools With Updated Nutrition Standards Less salt and fat. More whole grains, fruit, veggies and low-fat dairy. This is what kids can expect in the school lunchroom soon, according to new nutrition standards for … Continue reading

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Paid Family Leave

Momsrising.org is collecting signatures to urge Congress to support paid family leave. Check out this recent message from them (and check out the list of sources at the bottom): A few weeks ago, we asked MomsRising members to sign our … Continue reading

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NAEYC Policy Update

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is another source for information about policies impacting young children, particularly on the federal level. Here’s their recent update on the President’s proposed budget.

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Broad Changes to NCLB Indicated

Ten states were granted NCLB waivers yesterday, and it signals increased flexibility in NCLB implementation, as the reauthorization debate (or delay) continues. Some advocates support this move, others are less enthusiastic. Here are the President’s remarks.

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