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November 13, 2018

The Fight for Grade-Level Reading Podcast Episode 3: Elisabeth Burak on Medicaid and CHIP

We talk to Elisabeth Burak, Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families, where she directs projects focused on young children’s development. Burak has more than 15 years of experience in public policy to support low-income children and families at national and state levels. She explains Medicaid and CHIP, as well as how the programs can be used to help early childhood development.

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This story comes from a partnership between the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Herald-Tribune, funded by The Patterson Foundation, to cover school readiness, attendance, summer learning, healthy readers and parent engagement. Read more stories at

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