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  • Center for the Study of Childcare Employment

    D.C.’s Devastating Proposal Kills Support for Its Early Childhood Educators

    April 10, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Last week, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. released her proposed 2025 fiscal year budget – and devastating news for its child care system. The budget proposal includes massive, multi-year cuts to child care subsidies for families and permanently eliminates the Early Childhood Educator Pay...

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  • Washington Jewish Week

    Proposed DC Budget Cuts Would Adversely Impact Local Jewish Preschools

    April 10, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    About 300 people of all ages came together on Friday morning, April 5, in Samuel Gompers Memorial Park in Washington, D.C., to protest the proposed elimination of the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund.

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  • The Afro

    D.C. mayor’s fiscal plan raises eyebrows over potential harm to minority youth

    April 6, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed budget and legislative initiatives could have significant implications for Black and minority residents, particularly youth.

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  • Ms. Magazine

    The Childcare Cliff Is Upon Us, and Congress Must Take Action

    April 5, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Since Congress failed to extend the childcare stabilization funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in September 2023, the supply of childcare has fallen off a cliff in many places across the United States...

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  • Washington Family

    Parents and teachers rally in protest of D.C. Mayor Bowser’s budget cuts to child care

    April 5, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    About 300 people of all ages came together Friday morning in Samuel Gompers Memorial Park to protest the proposed elimination of the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund.

    View Parents and teachers rally in protest of D.C. Mayor Bowser’s budget cuts to child care
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  • DC News Now

    Early childhood education advocates rally against DC mayor’s budget cuts

    April 5, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Advocates for early childhood education rallied on Friday in protest against D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed slashing of the District’s pay equity fund that many fear will drive needed teachers away.

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  • ABC7 WJLA

    Early DC childhood educators, parents rally against Bowser’s decision to cut pay equity

    April 5, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Over 250 early childhood educators and parents convened at Samuel Gompers Memorial Park Friday morning to protest D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed elimination of the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund.

    View Early DC childhood educators, parents rally against Bowser’s decision to cut pay equity
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  • WTOP

    Proposed cuts could lead to lack of available child care in DC, advocates say at rally

    April 5, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Several hundred child care workers, parents and others worried about D.C. Mayor Muriel Bower’s proposed $300 million in cuts to child care funding spoke out at a rally at a Downtown park Friday.

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  • WAMU

    Analysis: D.C. Mayor Bowser proposes program cuts and tax increases in 2025 budget

    April 4, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Mayor Muriel Bowser introduced a budget proposal Wednesday that increases taxes and slashes some city programs, while directing new investments to downtown’s economy, public safety, and education.

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