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  1. Protecting Migrant Children Fleeing from Central America

    August 8, 2014

    By Wendy Cervantes

    Type: Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet was updated August 8, ...

  2. Analysis of the HUMANE Act

    July 29, 2014

    By Wendy Cervantes and Rricha Mathur

    Type: Fact Sheet

    On July 16, 2014, Senator Cornyn and Congressman Cuellar introduced the Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act (S.2611/H.R.5114) to address the recent influx of ...

  3. The Basics of the Children’s Health Insurance Program What Every Staffer Needs to Know about CHIP

    July 29, 2014

    By Lisa Shapiro

    Type: Fact Sheet

    This latest First Focus fact sheet provides an overview of CHIP, including important background information about the program's history, financing as well as the mechanics of how CHIP is implemented ...

  4. Paul Ryan's Poverty Plan

    July 29, 2014

    By Cara Baldari

    Type: Fact Sheet

    On July 24, 2014, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan released Expanding Opportunity in America, his plan to reduce poverty in ...

  5. Department of Education Educator Equity Initiative

    July 23, 2014

    By Kevin Lindsey

    Type: Fact Sheet

    On July 7, 2014, the ...

  6. 2014 Children's Budget Summit Bruce Lesley Presentation

    June 25, 2014

    By Bruce Lesley

    Type: Presentation


  7. 2014 Children's Budget Summit David Kanevsky Presentation

    June 24, 2014

    By David Kanevsky

    Type: Presentation


  8. Closing the Summer Nutrition and Academic Gaps

    June 12, 2014

    By Kevin Lindsey and Meghan Mack

    Type: Fact Sheet

    June marks the end of the school year for most students in Kindergarten through 12th grade and the beginning of summer ...

  9. School Meals Fact Sheet

    June 5, 2014

    By Meghan Mack

    Type: Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet highlights some of the improvements to child nutrition and the school food environment through the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids ...

  10. Letter to Department of Education on Charter School Civil Rights

    May 20, 2014

    Type: Letter

    First Focus sent this letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights at the Department of Education, to thank her for her leadership in sending a dear colleague to charter school ...

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