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Family Inspiration – Message From the CEO

November 21, 2019

As Ukraine has dominated the news over the past month, I have had an opportunity to think about my family’s history and our connection with Ukraine. My maternal grandmother’s family came from a village outside of Kyiv and at a time of oppression of Jews in the late 19th century, managed to find their way […]

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Counting Young Children in the 2020 Census: What You Can Do to Educate Your Network

November 18, 2019

By Zachary Tashman On Thursday, November 7th, the National Assembly hosted a Washington Policy Council to discuss strategies for ensuring a fair and accurate count in the 2020 Census, particularly among young children. Deborah Stein, Network Director at Partnership for America’s Children, presented findings from the CountallKids campaign outlining  why so many young children are […]

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Expert Reframes Early Childhood Development

November 14, 2019

We love seeing reframing used in different contexts and venues. So we were delighted to read a September 26, 2019 Brookings Institution/Brown Center Chalkboard article by Dr. Dana Suskind, “What cutting-edge neuroscience tells us about early childhood development,” that uses framing techniques to broaden the conversation about research on language and brain development. Suskind is […]

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What’s in a Name? – Message From the CEO

November 7, 2019

Many of us can recall the childhood playground rejoinder: “Sticks and stones may hurt my bones, but names will never hurt me.” Perhaps not always successful in devastating your adversary, but, at least, it mostly worked to end a verbal sparring match. And, most importantly, this phrase served as a reminder that our names are […]

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Supplemental Security Income In the 116th Congress

November 6, 2019

By Zachary Tashman The SSI Program The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program was established in 1972 under Title 16 of the Social Security Act. The stated goal of SSI was to improve economic conditions for older adults and people with disabilities. The SSI program supplies monthly cash assistance for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. […]

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