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Here’s Why Glenn Youngkin’s Embrace of the School Choice Movement Has Some Worried

Republican candidate for governor Glenn Youngkin has embraced charter schools and “school choice.” Here’s why that has some concerned.

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Taxes, Teacher Pay, and Achievement Gaps: Where Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe Stand on the Issues

A wealthy private equity baron who built his wealth by investing in companies that outsourced jobs and laid off workers, Republican Glenn Youngkin’s tax plans could take money away from Virginia public schools. 

‘We Couldn’t Afford It’: Childcare Costs Are Upending Michigan Moms’ Lives. What Can Fix the Problem?

The cost of childcare is reaching a breaking point and exacting a mental toll. “I don't think that having children should only be for the wealthy and that's kind of how I feel right now,” said Julie Groce, a Grand Blanc mom. 

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The Pandemic ‘Blew the House of Cards All the Way Down’ for Mothers. Can Joe Biden Build It Back Better?

Moms are not okay. The pandemic has taken a toll and they are exhausted and struggling to find affordable child care. But help could be on the way, as President Joe Biden has a plan to pass a once-in-a-generation investment to help working families.

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‘It’s a Moral Issue’: Virginia Families Need Affordable Child Care and Paid Leave

Virginia families spend nearly $1,200 per month on average on infant care and more than half of working families in the state lack access to unpaid family leave.

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‘It’s Just a Hard-to-Imagine World’: Rural Michiganders Open up About Living Without Broadband

Some 400,000 rural households lack broadband internet in Michigan, creating a digital divide that harms their educational, economic, and interpersonal lives. Here is the plan to fix that.

‘Our Children Have Zero Access’: Lack of Rural Broadband Hurts Virginia Students

MARTINSVILLE-More than 200,000 Virginia students lack broadband. President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal aims to solve this problem.