Aspen Institute: Alaisha, Alex, Brenda, and Tryst’n

Policy Institute: Aspen Institute Location based in Washington D.C. (there are many locations around the world) The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. … Continue reading Continue reading

ESEA (NCLB) Reauthorization Offers Opportunity to Better Support Vulnerable Youth

Congress is currently considering the reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which you may know by its 2001 designation as “No Child Left Behind” (NCLB). The regular reauthorization of this act enables Congress to make revisions or major changes, bringing the act more in line with … Continue reading

The Top 5 California Corporations Driving Inequality

Capital and Main just released another report in their series on California Inequality. This one focuses on how California’s top corporations have contributed to the weakening on California’s middle class. The report is based on an analysis published last year in the Harvard Business Review by economist William Lozonick.

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California Legislators Seek More Child Care Vouchers

California Legislators held a press conference last week, surrounded by children and child care providers, proposing more child care support for low income families–part of their effort to address inequality in California. This sets up potential conflict with Governor Jerry Brown, who has shown no interest in investing state revenues … Continue reading

CAEYC update on Federal Budget

Here’s CAEYC’s summary of the Federal Budget proposal.

Federal Budget Proposal Highlights
Early Care and Education
In his 2016 Budget proposal, President Obama included an unprecedented, ongoing investment in a host of child care and early education services for children starting at birth. The proposal includes:

LAO Issues Analysis of Prop 98 budget

The California Legislative Analyst’s Office just released its analysis of the Prop 98 portion of the budget–Prop 98 is the proposition which established the funding formula for California’s K-14 education system. See more about Prop 98 here. This report provides some fascinating statistics about the make-up of California … Continue reading