Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

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Danny Weiss
(Previously) Vice President of Federal Policy
What we're doing to close the homework gap
A top priority for Common Sense Kids Action is leveling the playing field so all kids and families, regardless of ZIP code, can benefit from high-speed broadband at home, something most of us take... read more
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Help prevent underage tobacco use
The California legislature currently is considering a bill that would expand the definition of "tobacco product" in certain sections of current law to include electronic cigarettes. The bill would... read more
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Crista Sumanik
Senior Director of Communications
How do we stand up for our kids every day?
We stand up for our kids in large and small ways every day. We help them navigate the ups and downs of friendships and sibling relationships; we email and call their teachers to ask for extra support... read more
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Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Includes $3.5 Billion in Discretionary Funds in State Budget
Governor Jerry Brown's revised budget is very good news for California's kids and schools. The state is paying back years of old debt to schools and offering billions of additional dollars for public... read more
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JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
The Problem with Oregon's Student Privacy Legislation
As schools become more technology-driven to provide our students with rich digital-learning experiences, protecting our students' privacy is more critical than ever. Over the last several years,... read more
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Ariel Fox Johnson
Senior Counsel, Policy & Privacy
Schools and Libraries Are Getting Wired Thanks to New Funding
In today’s 24/7 digital age, we sometimes take it for granted that schools, libraries and homes have all the Internet access they need. But two-thirds of schools don’t have the broadband access... read more
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JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
Common Sense Kids Action joins effort to fund pre-K in Massachusetts
Did you know that $1 invested in preschool results in $17 in savings? That's thanks in large part to the lower amounts of juvenile delinquency, remedial programs, and obesity and public health issues... read more
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No More Hungry Students in CA
Did you know that 3 out of 4 students in California miss out on a nutritious school breakfast? Can you imagine your child succeeding in her school day without adequate food in her belly, with the... read more
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