Having been majority people of color for more than a decade, California is uniquely qualified to model how equity — just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential — is necessary for our shared prosperity.
The state has | Read more >
In February, Senator Christopher Murphy along with cosponsors — Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sherrod Brown (OH), Al Franken (MN), and Patty Murray (WA) introduced legislation that, if passed, would ensure continued support and funding for the Promise Neighborhoods program — a | Read more >
Bill to Incorporate Promise Neighborhoods Program into “No Child Left Behind” Introduced in Congress
A strong and vibrant America requires children who are educated, healthy, and ready to enter the workforce.
Last Thursday, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a bill to establish the Promise Neighborhoods program within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), | Read more >
Equity: just and fair inclusion into a society where all can reach their full potential.
President Obama's $4 trillion proposed budget, which he delivered to Congress this week, includes elements that move the nation closer to achieving equity. In its focus on place-based | Read more >
Despite the circumstances leading to confinement, all young people are entitled to a good education, the necessary foundation for improving their lives and contributing to their families, communities, and the nation.
I applaud the Administration’s dedication to implementing the | Read more >
Education has long been the most common route to economic success, and it's more important than ever. Sixty percent of jobs require post-secondary education and training, up from 28 percent 40 years ago. Youth of color, the fastest-growing segment of our young population, must be | Read more >