Put Children and Families First—Not Tax Cuts: Sign the Petition

From the Every Child Matters Education Fund (http://www.everychildmatters.org/): I know we have one thing in common: we both want children to be a priority when it comes to federal, state, and local policies. Unfortunately, some recent Trump administration actions don’t … Continued

Tell PA Legislators to Stop Using Standardized Tests as Main Measure of Public Schools

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): Pennsylvania has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce the emphasis on standardized testing in our children’s public schools. Unfortunately, and predictably, some PA lawmakers are fighting against this. Go to https://actionnetwork.org/letters/pa-lawmakers-stop-using-standardized-test-scores-to-label-public-schools to tell state lawmakers … Continued

Tell Congress to Support Child Care for Working Families Now

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): “I’m frustrated that our childcare costs more than our rent AND our car payments COMBINED.”– Christina Each day at MomsRising we hear from people like Christina who are struggling to find high-quality, affordable early learning opportunities, … Continued

PA Principals Say Quality Pre-K Works

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-09-21/education/pa-principals-say-quality-pre-k-works/a59498-1 September 21, 2017 – Andrea Sears, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window The report says every dollar invested in quality pre-K programs returns $4 in the long term. (an3344625/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania school … Continued

Has Your Family Benefited from CHIP? Please Share Your Story!

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): Personal stories are powerful! Your experiences make a huge difference in helping individual members of Congress understand why CHIP is important to our nation’s families. We are looking for: Families unable to afford other insurance who … Continued

Contact Gov. Wolf and PA Members of Congress to Support 5-Year Extension of CHIP

From First Focus (https://firstfocus.org/): Earlier this spring, more than 1,200 groups across the country (including the Pennsylvania Council of Churches) signed a First Focus letter to congressional leaders urging quick action on a long-term funding extension for the popular and … Continued

The State of Children’s Health Care

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): The State of Children’s Health Care report uses various health indicators to provide a data-driven snapshot of children’s health care in Pennsylvania – its successes, limitations and challenges – to help monitor the impact … Continued

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