January 15, 2016: Statements from Marian Wright Edelman, President of Children’s Defense Fund; Lan Bentsen, Co-Chair of Children’s Defense Fund Board of Directors; and Patrick Bresette, Executive Director of Children’s Defense Fund-Texas

This morning the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education raised the important connection between health coverage and education for student success, and issued guidelines and a toolkit of promising practices to spur action in school districts and health care systems across the country. Here is what CDF leaders had to say on this topic.