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Three ACS Clients Receive Federal Preschool Development Grant Renewals

Advocacy & Communication Solutions, LLC (ACS) is pleased to share that Michigan, Oregon, and Louisiana were selected to receive Preschool Development Grant – Birth through Five (PDG B-5) renewal grants to implement their early childhood strategic plans that were developed in 2019. To date, twenty states were selected out of 45 applicants. In addition, Idaho Read More

Enrollment in high-quality preschool is up in Cleveland, Ohio

Advocacy & Communication Solutions client, PRE4CLE, recently celebrated their five-year anniversary and was recognized in The Hechinger Report for their efforts to transform preschool in Cleveland, Ohio. Five years ago, only 25 percent of Cleveland’s 3 to 5-year-olds were enrolled in high-quality preschool, as defined by the state’s quality rating system. In several neighborhoods, there Read More

PRE4CLE celebrates 5 years and investments are paying off

It is now easier for Cleveland, Ohio families to access a high-quality preschool for their children, due in large part to Advocacy & Communication Solutions’ Client PRE4CLE. Crain’s Cleveland Business and CLEVELAND.COM recently published articles about the organization’s five-year anniversary showcasing its amazing accomplishments including the following: Increasing from 24% to 43% of preschool-aged children enrolled Read More

Issues to Watch in 2019: Summer Update

Believe it or not, we’re more than halfway through 2019. Now is a good time to check in on many of the “hot topics” we reviewed in our January 10 Issues to Watch in 2019 publication and consider how these issues may influence your organizational priorities for the rest of the year. We provide an Read More

Best practices for states to address health related chronic school absences

A recent National Association of School Boards of Education (NASBE) Policy Update looks at the impact of health on chronic absences and what states can do to address this issue. Chronic absences from school can severely set back academic learning and is considered an early warning sign of school dropout[1]. Untreated health conditions are the Read More

International & Regional Organizations Recognize Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS)

International & Regional Organizations Recognize Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS) Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS) was recently recognized for its work to design and implement a communication campaign and for its overall business growth. ACS’ work for the Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services received a Gold Hermes Creative Award in the Communication/Marketing Read More

ACS Helps Design and Facilitate State Board of Education Early Childhood Education Workgroup

Advocacy & Communication Solutions (ACS) Vice President Rebecca Cohen helped design and facilitate the National Association for School Boards of Education (NASBE) inaugural Early Childhood Education (ECE) Workgroup meeting for state school board members. Twelve state board of education members from 11 states traveled to Alexandria, Virginia for an intensive two-day peer learning session on Read More

Health Care Leaders Identify Promising Strategies to Address Social Determinants of Health

As we discussed in our 2019 edition of 10 Issues to Watch, health care systems and payers are increasing their attention on and investment in addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) – conditions like income, employment, education, housing, safety, transportation options, and others that influence individual and population health. In a recent piece, PatientEngagementHIT writer Read More