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June 02, 2015

Ask a Scientist: What Are Low-Income Parents, Fathers Getting Right?

Human development researcher Natasha Cabrera, a professor at the University of Maryland, looks into positive parenting among low-income families, and how fathers as well as mothers influence children's development.

May 13, 2015

John Oliver Skewers America's (Lack Of) Paid Parental Leave Policy

Comedian John Oliver, host of "Last Week Tonight" on HBO, took on paid parental leave this week with a scathing monologue and his signature dry humor.

February 11, 2015

New Report Highlights Home-Visiting Programs in 20 States

Two organizations that support home-visiting programs have released a report that takes a closer look at what federal funding has meant for states and needy families

November 26, 2014

Missouri Parent-Education Group Offers Trauma Resources for Young Children

Parents as Teachers, an organization that provides support to families, has worked to maintain a routine as the St. Louis-area suburbs struggle with racial unrest.

September 15, 2014

CDC: Nearly Eight in 10 Children Miss Developmental Screenings

Infants, other children, and teenagers are generally not receiving all the preventive care that is recommended for them, according to the federal health agency.

September 10, 2014

Parent Engagement Key Focus of Federal Early-Learning Grant Competition

Education Secretary Arne Duncan talked about the $250 million grant competition during his annual back-to-school bus tour, which took him through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.

September 13, 2013

San Antonio District Offers Home School Pre-K Package

Hundreds of families ineligible for San Antonio's new pre-K program can take part in a home-schooling program featuring iPads loaded with a literacy curriculum.

August 30, 2013

Ed. Dept. Releases Snapshot of U.S. Child-Care Arrangements

A survey of parents shows that a majority of children are in center-based care, a percentage that went up as family education level increased.

July 15, 2013

Connecticut School District Teaches Advocacy Skills

Parents in Middletown, Conn., are taught how to advocate for their ideas in the so-called Parent Leadership Training Institute.

June 18, 2013

Toyota Boosts Investment in Kentucky Early Learning Program

The company funds a workshop program that teaches parents how to bolster the school-readiness skills of their children.

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