Education

The problem with education policy is that it ignores everything outside the classroom. Better schools, better teachers, and equitable funding are necessary, and we advocate strongly for these improvements. But for children living with hunger or illness, or for children who are homeless or live in fear of violence, they are not sufficient. First Focus challenges policymakers to accept what research confirms: that lowering the obstacles children face outside the classroom is essential for their success inside the classroom.

Resources


First Focus Campaign for Children Sends Letter Supporting Anti-Lunch Shaming Act

| May 15, 2017 |

On May 15, 2017, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to the lead Congressional sponsors of S. 1064/H.R. 2401, the Anti-Lunch Shaming


Recommendations for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

| February 8, 2017 |

Over the course of the next four years, 16 million children will be born in this country and they deserve to be met with


Child Advocates Release Recommendations for Trump’s First 100 Days

| February 8, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 8, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Amid sweeping changes by the incoming Trump Administration, First Focus Campaign for Children has issued its


Youth Advocates Share Hopes for First 100 Days

| January 9, 2017 |

YouthToday 1/9/17 By Molly McCluskey WASHINGTON — Candidate Donald Trump offered little insight into his prospective policies surrounding youth and families, and President-Elect Trump


Children’s Budget Coalition Urges Bipartisan Agreement on Labor-H Spending Bill

| May 18, 2016 |

The First Focus Campaign for Children and 21 other members of the Children’s Budget Coalition today sent a letter to Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and


House Child Nutrition Bill Puts Children’s Food Programs at Risk

| April 26, 2016 |

Washington – The House’s version of a bill that funds children’s food programs – both in and out of school – puts kids’ access


House Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 Puts Access to Children’s Food Programs at Risk

| April 22, 2016 |

On April 22, 2016, the First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to members of the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee


Statement for the Record for FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bills

| April 20, 2016 |

On April 15, 2016, the First Focus Campaign for Children submitted a Statement for the Record to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations Subcommittee


Bipartisan Spending Bill, Tax Package, Will Help Millions of Children and Families

| December 16, 2015 |

Washington – The end-of-year spending bill and tax package released by Congress today calls for permanently extending the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and


Major Revision to “No Child Left Behind” a Step in the Right Direction

| December 9, 2015 |

Washington – First Focus Campaign for Children (FFCC) today welcomed Congressional approval of a major re-write of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)