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Voices’ Legislative Update – Sine Die Edition

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous Well, I don’t know about you, but there are some things I am going to really miss about...

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Voices’ Legislative Update – 3/27/17

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Budget Breakdown Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous Come-One-Come-All to the last week of the 2017 Legislative Session!  Our...

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3/20/17

Know where you want to go? Click below to skip ahead. Budget Breakdown Child Welfare/Vulnerable Youth Juvenile Justice/Effective School Discipline Child Health and Safety Early Care & Learning Education Miscellaneous   With only two weeks to go until the last day of the 2017 Legislative...

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Voices Honors GBI at 2017 Legislative Reception

On February 7, Voices for Georgia’s Children came together with 26 partner organizations and honored the work of Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Held at the historic Georgia Railroad Freight Depot near Underground Atlanta, the reception featured remarks from the director of the GBI, Vernon...

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What does Father’s Day have to do with brains?

By Polly McKinney & Erica Fener Sitkoff Think back to just a few days ago on Father’s Day. Dads all over the country were awakened to trays of rainbow-sprinkled, syrup-covered toaster waffles prepared with love by their children. While calorie counting tends to fly out the window on holidays,...

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Let’s Help #GaKidsSpeakUp

Did you know that nearly 80% of the children in Georgia who need behavioral health services don’t get them? May 5th is Children’s Mental Health Day, and together we can change the conversation about children’s mental health, and help more kids get the services they need. Our...

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Georgia’s Child-Serving Agencies Guide: 2016

Most state agencies support children as part of their fundamental charter; some provide ancillary services, recognizing youth as an important constituency when it comes to meeting an agency’s short- and long-term objectives. The following list provides a ready reference to the most familiar...

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Why Early Ed. Matters –– Blog Series: Pt. 6

By Mindy Binderman, Executive Director, GEEARS: The Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students Some of my fondest early childhood memories are of staring out the window in my family’s living room with my father and making up stories together about the people in the cars driving past our...

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21st CCLC initiative eliminated in ESEA draft bill

   From the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network Blog ESEA – What it is and how it impacts afterschool  After years of debate and gridlock, the most sweeping education-reform legislation is up for reauthorization. Teachers, policy makers and providers know it as the Elementary and Secondary...

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Electoral 2 Minute Ask for July 22 Runoff

Georgia’s 2014 elections kicked off on May 20 with the party primaries for both the Democratic and Republican parties. Now that primaries are over there are a number of runoff elections happening on July 22 and we do not want to miss an opportunity to let candidates know that children’s...

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