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45 States Have Sent In Plans To Receive More Federal COVID Funds Earmarked For Schools; FL Is Not One of Them

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

From Florida Phoenix: “These funds could be used to address learning loss among students due to an irregular school year, ensure safe and sanitary schools as COVID remains a threat in classroom, and provide mental health services to help students deal with the trauma of learning through a pandemic.” Read the full article here. View more articles… Continue Reading 45 States Have Sent In Plans To Receive More Federal COVID Funds Earmarked For Schools; FL Is Not One of Them

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Another Case For Paid Family Leave: Newborns’ Brain Development

Saturday, August 28, 2021

From The 19th: “New research indicates that among about 100 infants, those whose mothers had three months of paid parental leave experienced more advanced neurological development than those whose mothers only had access to unpaid leave during that same period of time.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Florida Missing Out On Millions of Dollars in Federal Aid for Childhood Hunger

Thursday, August 26, 2021

From Orlando Sentinel: “Florida has “made no effort” to apply for $820 million in pandemic SNAP benefits intended to help more than 2 million low-income children have enough to eat during the summer, advocates said Tuesday.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.

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Why The Child Care Crisis is a National Security Issue

Thursday, August 26, 2021

From The Hill: “Here at home, our nation is facing a threat that doesn’t generate as many headlines but that also poses clear and growing risks to the future of our country: the lack of affordable, accessible child care.” Read the full article here. View more articles here.