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  • Despite New Research Showing Early Educator Pay Equity Fund Works, DC’s FY25 Budget Falls $17 Million Short

    May 30, 2024
    Early Childhood
    View Despite New Research Showing Early Educator Pay Equity Fund Works, DC’s FY25 Budget Falls $17 Million Short
    Press Release
  • DC Action’s Response to the DC Council’s First Vote on the FY2025 Budget

    May 29, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy
    View DC Action’s Response to the DC Council’s First Vote on the FY2025 Budget
    Press Statement
  • Washington Informer

    The Collins Council Report: The Council’s First Budget Vote

    May 29, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    On Wednesday, the D.C. Council inched closer to fully approving a budget that reverses D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s proposed cuts and addresses the D.C. Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s (OCFO) concerns about the District’s probable loss of future cash assets.

    View The Collins Council Report: The Council’s First Budget Vote
    Press Coverage
  • DC Action Reacts to May 28 Release of FY25 Local Budget Act

    May 28, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education Health and Safety Youth Economic Justice
    View DC Action Reacts to May 28 Release of FY25 Local Budget Act
    Press Statement
  • Univision

    Contra el ausentismo escolar en Washington DC: autoridades impulsan legislaciones

    May 25, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Education Health and Safety

    Several bills have been introduced in Washington DC that seek to address school truancy.

    View Contra el ausentismo escolar en Washington DC: autoridades impulsan legislaciones
    Press Coverage
  • MarketWatch

    Cities and towns provide kindergarten. They soon might fund child-care services for toddlers and infants, too.

    May 21, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    The market for child care is completely broken. An effort by city and state governments to provide a fix is one of the "Best New Ideas in Money."

    View Cities and towns provide kindergarten. They soon might fund child-care services for toddlers and infants, too.
    Press Coverage
  • Response to DC Council Committee of the Whole Education Committee Mark-Up Hearing

    May 13, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    WASHINGTON (May 13, 2024)—Under 3 DC appreciates Chairman Mendelson for rejecting the CFO’s demands by partially restoring the Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund. At a minimum, we encourage the full DC Council to continue to seek full funding or

    View Response to DC Council Committee of the Whole Education Committee Mark-Up Hearing
    Press Statement
  • WHUR

    DC’s Looming Daycare Crisis

    May 8, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    What’s to become of DC’s Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund? Mayor Muriel Bowser has tagged it for budget cuts. Will it survive? What happens if it doesn’t?

    View DC’s Looming Daycare Crisis
    Press Coverage
  • Mathematica

    Updated Findings Show Washington, DC’s Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund Continues to Support DC’s Child Care and Early Education Workforce

    May 8, 2024
    Budget and Legislative Advocacy Early Childhood Education

    Child care and early education (CCEE) educators are among the lowest-paid workers in the country, and are disproportionately women of color. Low pay has widely been attributed to challenges in recruiting and retaining qualified CCEE educators and to low morale in CCEE settings.

    View Updated Findings Show Washington, DC’s Early Childhood Educator Pay Equity Fund Continues to Support DC’s Child Care and Early Education Workforce
    Press Coverage