Senate Bill 48 Signed into Law

Senate Bill 48 Signed into Law

Published: May 3, 2019   |   Category: Blog, News   |   Tags: , , ,

Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 48 into law, which ultimately would require all Georgia’s elementary schools to screen every kindergartener for dyslexia and a few other learning disorders (namely, aphasia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia) following a three-year pilot program to be started in 2020-2021.  Additionally, training and teacher professional development will be updated to increase […]

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Top Ten Wins for Kids from the 2019 Legislative Session

Published: Apr 22, 2019   |   Category: Blog, News

Voices for Georgia’s Children followed about 250 pieces of child-relevant legislation, as well as an array of federal issues, bills and acts during the 2019 Legislative Session. Millions of dollars in the state budget were allocated to child-relevant issues, including children’s mental health, preparing for the 2020 census, and items to improve child learning outcomes. […]

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Harvest of the Month: Mushrooms

Harvest of the Month: Mushrooms

Published: Apr 9, 2019   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

They’re known as a superfood source of powerful nutrients. Fresh mushrooms are a healthy addition to everyone’s plate. In fact, mushrooms provide many of the same nutritional benefits as vegetables. And they are this month’s Harvest of the Month. Before we get to some fun kid-friendly mushroom recipes, let’s talk about the facts. Mushrooms are: […]

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Dueling at the Captiol?

Dueling at the Captiol?

Published: Feb 11, 2019   |   Category: Blog

It is the week of Valentine’s Day, which makes me think about love. Love of country, love of friends and family, and love of work. — Wait a minute. Let’s reflect on that last one. What, exactly, do I love about my job? Is it the lost weekends of neurotic bill reading? Is it the […]

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Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Harvest of the Month: Sweet Potatoes

Published: Nov 6, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

Can you smell it? The turkey cooking in the oven. The sweet potato casserole cooling down on the counter? Thanksgiving is almost here, and it is a great opportunity to introduce kids to new foods that they might not have tried before. Appropriately, this month’s Harvest of the Month is sweet potatoes. These sweet, starchy […]

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Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Visits Little Ones Learning Center

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black Visits Little Ones Learning Center

Published: Oct 26, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , ,

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black stopped by Little Ones Learning Center during October to celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week. While there, Commissioner Black took a moment to read Click Clack Moo to one classroom and Our Community Garden to another. He also got a first-hand look at the learning center’s on-site garden and took part in a taste test with […]

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Who Won the Baby Golden Radish?

Who Won the Baby Golden Radish?

Published: Oct 22, 2018   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

October is Farm to School Month, and this year 84 Georgia school districts are being recognized and awarded the Golden Radish Award for using best practices in farm to school programs, such as local food procurement, exposing students to new foods through taste tests and incorporating cooking and gardening activities in curriculum. While there is […]

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Voices’ Board Testifies in Front of Senate Committee

Published: Oct 19, 2018   |   Category: Blog

This morning, Voices’ board member Phil Jacobs (Founding Partner, Pendleton Consulting Group) testified in front of the Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia. The committee, created by SR 761, will work throughout the year to study community-based solutions to better identify and meet the needs of Georgia’s dyslexic students. Dyslexia affects 1 in 5 Georgians. More students […]

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Who is Voices?

Who is Voices?

Published: Aug 18, 2018   |   Category: Blog

Voices is the only COMPREHENSIVE statewide child policy and advocacy organization. We are not-for-profit, non-partisan, and data-driven. We stand up for kids. ALL kids. ALL ages. In ALL communities in Georgia.

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