The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its report on the plan for spending on human services in California. Their message is below. Please note that discussion of the foster care system. There is much more detailed info in their report, so follow the link to the full analysis.
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The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released an infographic on California’s budget that are interesting and enlightening. Check them out Continue reading
What do you think of this? How could clear policies have prevented this?
Read the article at CNN.
The Brookings Institute posted this thoughtful discussion of the central issues around Common Core resistance. Read more here.
As our understanding of neurobiology and the effects of trauma grows, our understanding of the foundations of children’s behavior has changed. We now know that when children have experience trauma, their behavior may look defiant, inattentive, reactive or otherwise different than what we expect with “typical” development. In fact, when … Continue reading
Here’s an advocacy opportunity from NAEYC regarding the early childhood funding portion of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It’s also a great example of how to provide clear actionable information.
Children’s Champions Alert
March 19, 2015
NAEYC ALERT: Reminder to Urge Your Representatives … Continue reading
Bear with me through the end of this rant. It is full of resources and is a useful example of how economics and context are important to understanding a policy. Happy Friday!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the statistics shared in class last night by our guest speaker. … Continue reading
Tim Draper’s “Six Californias” initiative failed to gather enough signatures for the 2016 ballot, according to the California Secretary of State. Draper spent more than $5 million to qualify the measure and questions the determination by the state. … Continue reading