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DOD & Child Care Assistance

Department of Defense & NACCRRA Child Care Partnership

Supporting Our Nation's Military Families & Strengthening Child Care:
Department of Defense (DoD) and NACCRRA Child Care Partnership NACCRRA
is working with DoD to help those who serve in the military find and
afford child care that suits their unique needs. Through several
innovative civilian/military efforts among DoD, NACCRRA & Child Care
Resource & Referral agencies, we are building the quality and capacity
of child care throughout the country.  Website -


Web Link for Marine Corps information:

Marine Corps
Are you an activated or deployed Marine? Is child care a concern for
you? Would you like to receive assistance paying for child care?

Check out these two programs available through NACCRRA for you:
*   Operation Child Care
http://www.naccrra.org/MilitaryPrograms/program.php?Page=14 >  
*   Operation: Military Child Care
http://www.naccrra.org/MilitaryPrograms/program.php?Page=11 >  

Are you an active duty Marine stationed away from a military
installation or on a waiting list for on-base child care? Do you need
help locating child care? Would you like to receive assistance paying
for child care?

Check out these two programs available through NACCRRA for you:
*   Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood
http://www.naccrra.org/MilitaryPrograms/program.php?Page=12 >  
*   Enhanced Child Care Referral Service
http://www.naccrra.org/MilitaryPrograms/program.php?Page=10 >  


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Trump retweets videos of Black men attacking white victims, asking, 'Where are the protesters?'Amid protests over the killings of Black citizens that have lasted almost a month, President Trump retweeted videos of Black men attacking white victims in separate incidents — one of which occurred last year — while wondering why they did not spark similar protests.

6/23/2020 9:55:15 AM

Seattle to end police-free protest zone after shootingsMayor Jenny Durkan says the violence is "increasingly difficult" for businesses and residents.

6/23/2020 9:45:21 AM

Powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico; at least six deadA hospital dedicated to caring for COVID-19 patients suffered enough damage that it will likely have to be evacuated, Oaxaca's governor said.

6/23/2020 4:25:00 PM

California weighs overturning 24-year ban on affirmative actionBill comes amid fresh discussion about whether institutions should consider race in admissions and hiring A proposal to repeal California’s 24-year-old ban on affirmative action will go before voters in November after it passed the state senate on Wednesday.The bill would remove rules in California’s constitution, passed in 1996, which bar universities and government agencies from giving preferential treatment on the basis of race or sex.The proposed amendment, known as ACA 5, comes amid a national reckoning on racial injustice, triggered by the killing of George Floyd and other publicized cases of racist violence, and rejuvenates a decades-long conversation about the degree to which colleges and government employers can consider race in admission and hiring decisions.In an emotional session on the senate floor, in which numerous lawmakers of color recounted personal experiences of discrimination, Steven Bradford, a Democrat from Los Angeles who is black, challenged his white counterparts to count the times they’ve entered a room in which they were the only members of their race.“I know about discrimination. I live it every day. We live it in this building,” Bradford said.“Quit lying to yourselves and saying race is not a factor,” he added. “The bedrock of who we are in this country is based on race.”“We are living in a moment when so many are finally opening their eyes to the structural and institutional racism that has burdened the black and brown communities for generations,” Lorena Gonzales, the co-author of the bill, said in advance of Wednesday’s vote.“Once you acknowledge that, then the next step you must take is to correct that injustice. With ACA 5, we have an opportunity to do something,” she said.Under the governorship of Pete Wilson, who made opposition to affirmative action a centerpiece of his bid for the presidency, California became the first of eight states to ban affirmative action in college admissions. A study published by the Brookings Institution found the states that implemented the ban saw their share of underrepresented students go down in the years that followed.In California, admissions rates for black and Latino students have dropped since the ban on affirmative action, according to data from the California department of education.In 1994, before the ban took effect, the admission rates for black students who applied to UC schools was six percentage points below the average admission rate for all students; Latinos were admitted at higher than average rates. Today, UC admission rates are 16 points below average for black students, and six points below average for Latinos.Patricia Gándara, a research professor of education at UCLA and co-director its Civil Rights Project, said the impact of Prop 209, which banned affirmative action, was seen most acutely at UCLA and UC Berkeley – two of the state’s flagship universities.Since 1995, a smaller percentage of all applicants to UC schools have been admitted, as universities didn’t expand to keep pace with demand. But the number of black and Latino students admitted to UCLA and UC Berkeley dropped by 70% to 75% at the two universities, compared to just 35% and 40% for Asian and white applicants.“The numbers just got worse and we never really gained it back even to the level where we were before 1995. In California, we’re desperate to recruit bilingual teachers. But Prop 209 has really tied our hands in terms of being able to recruit students from underrepresented groups and bring them into the pipeline,” said Gándara.Today, about two-thirds of high school graduates in California are latino, black or Native American, but those students account for only a third of incoming freshman, she said.The proposal would not create racial quotas, which in 1978 the US supreme court found to be unconstitutional, but rather would allow universities to create race-conscious strategies like targeted outreach in order to boost diversity.The ban on affirmative action has survived a number of challenges over the years. Some of the push to keep it in place has come from advocacy groups who argued that using race as a factor in admissions could disadvantage Asian students.The Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation, for example, argues ACA 5 would amount to de facto racial quotas that could work against Asian students, who on average score higher on standardized tests.“ACA-5’s proposal to legalize racial preferences erodes America’s fundamental principles of equal opportunity, merit and individual liberty. It further hurts the unity of our society, at a particularly vulnerable moment facing our nation and California,” the group said in a press release.That race-conscious admissions policies discriminate against Asian students was central to a lawsuit against Harvard that was rejected by a federal judge in 2019.Janelle Wong, a professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland, said that much of the pushback to a repeal on affirmative action has been led by older, first-generation Chinese American groups that have campaigned against the repeal through misinformation – stating falsely that institutions will institute racial quotas that will slash representation of Asian American students.“As Asian Americans, particularly Chinese Americans, have gained influence in the political system, they have mobilized against a variety of efforts to racially integrate schools and programs that try to ensure equity,” said Wong.“It comes from a sense of sense of scarcity – an assumption that there aren’t enough resources for all. And it’s also about prestige and a fear that Chinese American students will lose seats at UC schools and Ivy League universities”, she said.Despite organized opposition among certain demographics, survey results indicate the majority of Asian Americans favor affirmative action.Yet, while much of the focus in the affirmative action debate is on college admissions, the proposal would have more important implications for the state’s K-12 system, said Elisha Smith Arrillaga, the executive director of The Education-Trust West, a research organization that advocates for student equity.Currently, education officials in California can allocate resources to students based on income, but not race.“Race and income overlap, but they’re not synonymous”, said Smith Arrillaga.“If we were allowed to consider race, we could target funds to black and brown students who need the most support. We could invest in resources like summer bridge programs, which help colleges recruit and retain students of color. Right now we don’t have the tools to do that”.It would also help to recruit a more diverse pool of teachers, she said. According to data from the California Department of Education and California Credentialing Commission, more than 250,000 students in California attend schools without a teacher of the same race and more than half of all schools don’t have a single black teacher.“A lot of the pushback to repealing affirmative action has been ‘racism doesn’t exist.’ But recent events surrounding the killing of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and so many others has made clear that we can no longer pretend racism doesn’t exist, and if we want to fight it, we have to use race-conscious policies. That’s what ACA 5 does”, said Smith Arrillaga.Now that members of the state senate have ratified ACA 5, it will go before voters as a state ballot measure in November. If approved at the ballot box, colleges and institutions will determine how race will be considered in applications.

6/24/2020 6:30:23 AM

Calif. College Professor Placed on Leave After Asking Asian-American Student to 'Anglicize' Her Name'This incident is obviously disturbing,' Laney College's President said in a statement

6/24/2020 7:41:27 AM

Fixture Forecast: Barcelona to suffer major title blow, while City will maintain furious form vs. ChelseaBarcelona can't afford a slip-up in La Liga, but one is coming their way. And it's unwise to bet against Manchester City.

6/24/2020 2:30:56 PM

Mike Huckabee slams Shaun King for saying statues of Jesus Christ are 'form of white supremacy' Former governor of Arkansas and ordained minister, Mike Huckabee, reacts to a Black Lives Matter activist's call to take down all images of "white" Jesus.

6/24/2020 3:11:15 PM

Kosovo president, 9 others indicted on war crimes chargesKosovo President Hashim Thaci and nine other former separatist fighters were indicted Wednesday on a range of crimes against humanity and war crimes charges, including murder, by an international prosecutor probing their actions against ethnic Serbs and others during and after Kosovo’s 1998-99 independence war with Serbia. Because of the indictment, Thaci has postponed his trip to Washington, where he was to meet Saturday for talks at the White House with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.

6/24/2020 9:05:05 AM

450 billion locusts have been killed this year, but devastating swarms still ravage Africa, India and the Middle EastKenya is facing its worst locust infestation in 70 years. India, Ethiopia, and Somalia are also beset by near-biblical plagues.

6/23/2020 1:04:24 PM

One of the 3 Louisville police officers involved in the deadly shooting of Breonna Taylor has been fired. None of the officers have been arrested or charged with a crime.A termination letter written by the interim chief of police on June 23 said Brett Hankison's conduct was "a shock to the conscience."

6/23/2020 6:56:00 PM