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Education and Achieving Children’s Well-Being

January 17, 2019

On Tuesday, the Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development released its final report, “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope.” The release spotlights the voices of educators, students, community leaders, and scholars who are part of the growing effort to reshape learning and change lives across America. After […]

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The Three R’s – Message From the CEO

January 17, 2019

During his tenure at Goucher College, President Jose Antonio Bowen has introduced a new meaning to “the three R’s.” Rather than the old school – reading, (w)riting, and (a)rithmetic, Goucher promotes learning based on relationships, resilience, and reflection. President Bowen will have more to say on this in the book he is writing, but essentially, […]

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public-policy article

Federal Judge Strikes Citizenship Question from 2020 Census

January 17, 2019

Since the Census Bureau announced the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the National Assembly has called for its removal. Adding the question would lead to a significant undercount and undermine the apportionment of congressional seats in some of the most populous states and urban areas, many of which have large immigrant populations. […]

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Reframing newsletter

Begin at the Beginning: The Public’s Take on Human Services

January 10, 2019

With a new year upon us, we thought it would be useful to revisit the origins of reframing by taking a close look at the FrameWorks Institute MessageMemo, “Talking Human Services,” that is the research-based foundation for the National Reframing Initiative’s work. We frequently refer readers to “Talking Human Services,” and so in this issue […]

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public-policy article

Public Charge and Johnson Amendment Issues Still Alive

January 3, 2019

In 2018, NHSA followed the administration’s proposed Public Charge rule closely. We participated in the Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition, submitted public comments to the Department of Homeland Security opposing the rule in its entirety, and provided guidance for organizations to do the same. In all, over 210,000 comments were submitted by the December 10 deadline, […]

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