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Transitions – Message From the CEO

December 5, 2019

As you know, Lee Sherman announced his retirement from NHSA in September. The Board of Directors has taken the thoughtful and progressive decision to take time during this leadership transition to consider the future of the National Assembly. By hiring an Interim CEO, the board will benefit from the information gathered during an in-depth assessment […]

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Administration Publishes Final Work Requirement Regulation

December 4, 2019

By Zachary Tashman Today, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents”. According to the USDA’s regulatory impact analysis, this rule change would eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults by 2021. Currently, adults without dependents who do not meet the 20-hour per week […]

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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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