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Majority of Trump FY 2018 Budget cuts Target Programs for Children, Youth, Poor

A new expert analysis finds that about three-fifths of the $4.3 trillion of non-defense cuts in President Trump’s proposed FY 2018 budget come from programs assisting families, children, youth and those with low incomes. These programs account for just 29% … Continue reading

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FY 2018 Budget Request Would Cut Child Care and Early Education Investments

The budget proposal for FY 2018 submitted by President Trump would cut billions of dollars from health, human services, nutrition, and education while redirecting those funds as tax cuts to corporations and the wealthy, according to a new analysis by … Continue reading

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Trump’s Proposed TANF Cut Would Hurt Children, Families, Experts Say

President Trump’s proposed $2.2 billion cut to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program in 2018 would reduce states’ federal TANF funds by 10% to 18% and over the next decade, the TANF cut would total $22 billion, experts … Continue reading

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Trump Signs FY 2017 Spending Measure, Avoids Deep Cuts to Education, Youth Programs

President Trump signs into law a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund government programs through the rest of the fiscal year, avoiding the draconian reductions that he had originally sought for programs for children, youth and the poor. The … Continue reading

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Report: Tax Reform Must Not Be Balanced on Backs of Families, Children

President Trump and Republicans in Congress are considering tax reforms which could cut corporate tax rates and provide substantial relief for the wealthy while shifting the nation’s tax burden onto the poor, working families and children, a new report says. … Continue reading

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President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Slashes Funding for Education, Youth Programs

President Trump’s $1.1 trillion budget request for FY 2018 proposes drastic cuts to education and child welfare services while reducing support for programs which enable low-income youths to stay in school and get on a college or career path.

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Trump Rescinds Transgender Student Bathroom Protections

The Trump administration rescinds an Obama-era guidance on transgender bathroom use in public schools, saying such matters are better left to local school boards that to the federal Education Dept. (DoEd). The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of … Continue reading

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Loss of Consumer Protections Could Return Healthcare Coverage to Pre-ACA Days

As the Trump administration looks to make radical changes in the way that healthcare is delivered, a new report suggests that eliminating current consumer protections will make it more difficult for families and children to obtain affordable coverage. President Trump … Continue reading

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Trump Names School Choice, Voucher Advocate to Run DoEd

President-elect Trump selects Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate, education voucher supporter and Republican mega-donor, to head the Education Dept. The selection is subject to Senate confirmation. DeVos is best known as the chairwoman of the American Federation for Children, … Continue reading

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Efforts Aid Dual Language Learners in Early Learning Settings

The White House launches a new federal effort from the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education on better supporting the country’s youngest dual language learners (DLLs) in early childhood programs. The initiative recognizes the cultural and linguistic assets … Continue reading

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