Stories of “Lunch-Shaming” Highlight Need for Free School Meals

A slew of recent news stories are calling attention to the widespread problem of “lunch-shaming,” the practice of calling attention to, punishing, and stigmatizing...

When All Else Fails, We Must Protect Childhood

Thank you all for attending the Thomas H. Wright Lecture, which serves as the keynote for the “Empowering Teachers Program” at Sarah...

Stress is Hurting Kids’ Health. California’s New Surgeon General has a...

The US medical system isn’t particularly good at preventing illness. Once someone is sick, doctors hopefully know how to treat them. But...

First Stop for Migrant Kids: For-profit Detention Center

The federal government is holding nearly 1,600 migrant children here, at what it calls a “temporary influx” shelter. It has added 250...

What All Parents Need to Know about Early Education

Quality child care and pre-k programs are often pitched as the way to break the cycle of systemic poverty. But families across all economic...

California Looks to Lead the Country in Child Well-Being

Recently there have been several developments in California that suggest a groundswell of support for children’s well-being. The new administration of Governor...

This Deep-Red State Decided to Make a Serious Investment in Preschools....

Alabama state senator Trip Pittman had always sort of questioned whether nursery schools were worth the investment. Pittman, a conservative Republican, figured...

30 People Can End ACEs in Your County. Why Aren’t They?

No, we don’t need the president nor congress. We do need the following people in your county to stop...

Child Advocates Hope For A Champion In Kirsten Gillibrand

On Tuesday night, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) joined the 2020 presidential race by saying, “As a young mom, I am gonna fight...

Addiction Rooted In Childhood Trauma, Says Prominent Specialist

Dr. Gabor Maté, a well-known addiction specialist and author, spent 12 years working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a neighborhood with a large...

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