The Brian Lehrer Show

How Can We Prevent Another Avonte Oquendo Tragedy?

Friday, January 24, 2014

Liz Feld, president of Autism Speaks, examines the realities of caring for autistic children after the tragic news of Avonte Oquendo's death.

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Report: Childcare Cuts Threaten Working Parents

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Children's advocates argue that cuts to after-school and childcare programs hurt not only the children they serve, but the city's working parents. They surveyed nearly 6,000 parents who said they rely on the programs to stay employed. The proposed cuts are part of budget talks underway between City Hall and the City Council.

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Quinn to Propose Mandatory Kindergarten

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

In her version of the State of the City speech on Thursday, Speaker Christine C. Quinn will make children and families a major focus. Among her proposals: kindergarten for all 5 year olds, and loans to help middle-class parents pay for daycare.

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