Month: July 2016

U.S. Department of Education Releases New ESSA Guidance on Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness -

Today, the U.S. Department of Education released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting students experiencing homelessness. The new guidance ensures such students have the educational rights and protections they need to succeed later in life. “Homeless children and youth face a number of barriers to getting the education they deserve and the services they need to succeed in … Read More

Patagonia Is Investing in Kids and Families -

American clothing company Patagonia self-describes as a business that cares about families. And judging by the benefits and support structure in place for employees, we agree! As described in her latest book, Family Business, Patognia co-founder Marlinda Chousinard notes that building a child care facility over 30 years ago was not only the right thing to do for employees and working parents, but also for the workplace and business … Read More

Using Technology to Support Early Learning STEM -

In late April the White House, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Invest in US, held an event at the White House on the importance of early STEM education.  Approximately three months later, the U.S. Department of Education hosted “Early Learning in STEM”, a Google+ Hangout used to follow up on the White House symposium. Invest In US commitment makers such as The … Read More

First Focus Releases 10th Annual Children’s Budget -

This past week First Focus released its annual Children’s Budget 2016. This year’s edition offers a detailed guide of federal spending on children, an insightful resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth.  Woven throughout the report is the significance of early learning. To provide equitable opportunity for success later in life, policymakers and advocates must address the critical role of the birth through five continuum. Read More