The Puerto Rico Department of Education closed nearly a quarter of its 865 schools this past summer, prompted largely by postdisaster population decline.
Early child care and education would face steep cuts under the Trump administration’s budget proposal
If Congress adopted the administration’s funding priorities, federal spending on children would be 6 percent lower over the next 10 years.
Only 1.4 million families with children receive support from TANF, though 8 million families with children live in poverty.
Amid strikes to protest low wages for teachers, pay disparities within the education workforce shouldn't be overlooked.
Beyond serving more children, higher spending on child care assistance could enhance quality of care
Federal funding for child care assistance is set to increase by $5.8 billion, but how will state agencies spend new funds?
Some proposed policies could improve low-income fathers’ ability to pay child support, while others would likely make it worse.
Immigrant parents shouldn’t have to choose between their dream of permanent residency and meeting their children’s basic needs
Draft regulations would penalize immigrant parents who enroll children in social programs.
Children of immigrants make up one-quarter of our future workforce, but are less likely to participate in early education programs.