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The Need to Learn Accurate U.S. History

Aug 31, 202102 min read
The Need to Learn Accurate U.S. History
As students return to the classroom, educators continue to navigate the new realities of teaching during a deadly global pandemic. But some educators are now having to face a whole new set of restrictions that have nothing to do with keeping students safe. Several state legislatures around the country have recently passed legislation crafted to […]

How Is the Child Tax Credit Helping You?

Aug 25, 202101 min read
How Is the Child Tax Credit Helping You?
Millions of families across the country are now two months in to receiving the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments. Are you among them? Stand for Children wants to hear how your family is spending these extra funds so that we can show lawmakers in Washington how investing in families pays off. Hear from Devony […]

I See My Story in the Families We Serve

Jul 29, 202102 min read
I See My Story in the Families We Serve
I still remember how it felt to be at the first Stand for Children rally on June 1, 1996. I covered the event as a teenage reporter, so my job was to interview other young people and adults who had traveled all across the country to gather in Washington D.C. that beautiful summer day. There’s […]

Raising a Family Shouldn’t Be Unaffordable

Jul 15, 202101 min read
Raising a Family Shouldn’t Be Unaffordable
Did you know that starting today, families all across the country will start receiving payments from the expanded Child Tax Credit? When I heard this news, I was so relieved! It’s going to help out my children so much and will cover the costs of everything they need to be happy and healthy kids. Raising […]

How We Achieve An Antiracist Future

Jun 28, 202101 min read
How We Achieve An Antiracist Future
Recently, loud and powerful voices have claimed that teaching about race, racism, and antiracism in schools is divisive. We have found the opposite to be true. Honest conversations about our country’s history and present are the best way to heal, foster understanding and create the future all students deserve. Now, more than ever, we need […]

Home Visits Boost Attendance, Engagement

Jun 22, 202103 min read
Home Visits Boost Attendance, Engagement
A research analysis released this week by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University speaks to the positive impact the Home Visit Project (recently renamed as Home Visit Partnerships) has on student attendance, educator-family communication, and student engagement. Home visits are a family engagement strategy that typically involve teachers visiting students at their homes and creating open channels of […]