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A Step Forward on Child Care

Ensuring access to safe, good and affordable child care is crucial for helping to lift low-income parents out of poverty and build futures for their children. The child care bill signed on Wednesday by President Obama is a bipartisan step in the right direction, and it holds promise for further progress. morenext

From The New York Times- Opinions, November 23, 2014

The Fight for $15.37 an Hour

Ascend Network Member, Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) served an instrumental role in a coalition that successfully pushed for a hotel workers' minimum wage raise. morenext

From The New York Times- Business, November 22, 2014

Do Politicians Love Kids?

If politicians are genuinely looking for a bipartisan issue to break through the Washington gridlock, here’s a suggestion: invest in early education. morenext

From The New York Times- Opinions, November 19, 2014

Two-Generation Approaches: A Promising Strategy for Fighting Poverty

Every child deserves the same opportunity for success. As an anti-poverty agency, CAP Tulsa has developed programs and best practices that align with this mission. Based on research demonstrating the value of high-quality early education, we have worked hard to bring first-rate comprehensive early childhood development programming to the low-income children we serve. morenext

From Spotlight on Poverty, November 18, 2014

‘Two-generation’ programs benefit early learners

Parenting is one of the most rewarding activities one can do, but it is also one of the most challenging. As the saying goes, children don’t come with instruction manuals. Therefore, many parents welcome additional tools that can support their children’s healthy development. morenext

From The Register Guard, November 17, 2014

Decades of Neglect Show Starkly as Indian Schools Cry Out for Repairs

Winter comes early and bites hard on this Indian reservation in northern Minnesota, and the pole barn that houses part of the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School offers limited protection from the elements. morenext

From The New York Times, November 14, 2014

5 Policies That Help Children By Helping Their Parents

It should be common sense to say that programs which improve well-being and increase stability for parents will also help their children. Two-generation approaches to child welfare, a topic we highlighted in last spring’s issue of Future of Children, are the focus of a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. morenext

From The Brookings Institution, November 14, 2014

A Policy Idea Both Parties Can Agree on

It is time for other policymakers across the country to join this two-generation effort. Unless they rise to this challenge, the next generation will be at further risk - for academic struggles, for lower wages, and, ultimately, for the same challenges facing their parents for economic stability. morenext

From Huffington Post, Blog, November 07, 2014

Who Would Have Health Insurance if Medicaid Expansion Weren’t Optional

A new data set suggests that more than three million people would have gained health insurance across 24 states if the Supreme Court had ruled differently. morenext

From The New York Times- The Upshot, November 03, 2014

A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College

The United States fails to do right by most low-income students who excel in school. They overcome long odds and do well enough in high school to show they can thrive in college. Nevertheless, many never receive a bachelor’s degree. morenext

From The New York Times- The Upshot, October 28, 2014

A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: End Hurdle to Job After Prison

WASHINGTON — James White had steeled himself for the moment. But when he got to the question on the job application — Have you ever been convicted of a crime? — he shifted nervously in his seat. morenext

From The New York Times, October 23, 2014

Parents benefit from Head Start program, pattern especially strong in African-Americans

Head Start programs may help low-income parents improve their educational status, according to a new study by Northwestern University researchers. The study is one of the first to examine whether a child's participation in the federal program benefits mothers and fathers – in particular parents' educational attainment and employment. morenext

From Phys.org, October 20, 2014

The glue that really holds a school together — and that reformers ignore

In the era of “big data,” it can be easy to forget the importance of the human connection in certain enterprises, including the education of children. School reformers have set up funding programs that are competitive rather than collaborative, and evaluation systems don’t pay attention to collaboration and school culture. In the face of all of this, here is a post that talks about the importance of relationships between teachers and between teachers and administrators. After all, these connections are really what hold a school together. morenext

From The Washington Post- Answer Sheet, October 19, 2014

It’s universal: What it takes to ensure high quality pre-kindergarten

Mayor DeBlasio’s universal pre-K initiative has presented challenges to policy-makers and service providers in regard to finding funding, space, and teachers for the multitude of new classrooms opening across our city. morenext

From The Hechinger Report, October 16, 2014

Aspend ThinkXChange: AVANCE and the Top Ten for 2Gen

This week at the Aspen ThinkXChange, 150 leaders from cutting-edge community-based programs, academia, philanthropies, businesses and the media from across the country gathered to work on some of the most important issues facing families today. morenext

From AVANCE, Inc., October 10, 2014

A business-nonprofit partnership remedy for high turnover

How do you convince companies that social spending and government “handouts” are good for the bottom line? Randy Osmun has a pitch: reduced employee turnover. morenext

From The Washington Post Opinion, October 09, 2014

At a poverty conference. In Aspen. Waiting on a call from prison.

At a poverty conference in Aspen, the event's "two-generational" approach is personal for Brooklyn's Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin. morenext

From The Washington Post, Story Line, October 08, 2014

This Little Piggy Went to College

WASHINGTON — WHEN her son, Cole, came home from his first day of kindergarten at a public school in San Francisco two years ago, Lauren Sigurdson, a single mom who struggles to pay basic expenses, found a welcome surprise tucked in his backpack: a flier announcing that Cole would be getting his own savings account, with an initial $50 deposit. morenext

From The Washington Post, The Opinions Pages, October 06, 2014

Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Vladimir de Jesus, a community college student, dreams of becoming an art teacher. But after first enrolling at LaGuardia Community College in 2008, he’s still working toward his degree. morenext

From The New York Times, October 03, 2014

All Kindergartners in Nevada Given College Savings Accounts

In Nevada, starting kindergarten means starting to save money for college. morenext

From Education Week, September 15, 2014

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