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May 6, 2013
Let's Get Fiscal: The Cliff, the Compromise and You
What the "fiscal cliff" and compromises will mean for children, youth and families.
May 2, 2013
Opinion: Why Student Evaluations Matter
Thomas Kane, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Brown Center on Education Policy, says that student surveys are ubiquitous in higher education as a means of ...
April 16, 2013
Helping Children and Youth Cope with Trauma
Resources for parents and teachers to help children cope in the wake of tragedy.
April 11, 2013
Federal Investment Can Help Close the Preschool-Access Gap
The President's proposal is just in time, according to a Center for American Progress report that finds that states are leading the charge to expand access to ...
March 20, 2013
Oregon: Can Better Organization Produce More Graduates?
Under Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s education overhaul, which he launched in 2011, every Oregon student will have to meet academic milestones—kindergarten ...
March 19, 2013
Kentucky's Kindergarteners: 1/3 Unprepared
The large majority of children entering kindergarten do not have the basic skills expected for their age, according to a survey of Kentucky's entering ...
March 12, 2013
Jan's Corner: When the Sequester Hits Home
The sequester will have a real and potentially long-lasting impact on programs and on children and youth. Here's what we can do about it.
March 11, 2013
Early Childhood Gets Attention in Washington
From the National Women's Law Center, an update on how early care and learning is making its way around the budget, the media and advocates.
March 8, 2013
New Mexico: First State With Pre-School Funding Constitutionally Guaranteed?
New Mexico is weighing a bill that could make it the country's first state to explicitly protect early education funding in its constitution.
February 27, 2013
DOCUMENTARY: The Raising of America
The Raising of America
, a documenatry, will reframe the way we look at early child health and development.
February 20, 2013
Obama’s Preschool Plan
The preschool plan that President Obama mentioned in his 2013 State of the Union-- and is laid out in thisfact sheet released by the White House, says Grover ...
February 13, 2013
Arne Duncan Answers Winning Questions Chosen on SparkAction (video)
You submitted and selected the questions, and Sec. Duncan took time to respond!
February 12, 2013
The “State of America’s Children/Youth” is Discouraging
As the President readies to deliver the State of the Union Address tomorrow night, advocates are delivering a “discouraging” assessment of the ...
January 23, 2013
Turning Promising Signals Into Better Education Policies in Obama's Second Term
The weeks leading up to President Obama's second inauguration brought some good, if tentative, news on the education policy front.
January 17, 2013
Hear Our Voice: A Children’s/Youth Inaugural Address
A new video features unscripted voices and experiences of young Americans who know they have a stake in the next four years. Children and youth ages 5 to 25 from ...
January 11, 2013
Early Ed’s 10 Hot Spots to Watch in 2013
The New America Foundation predicts where we will see the most action, innovation and consternation in the year ahead in early education.
December 21, 2012
Head Start Impact Study
The National Head Start Association says on the latest OMB analysis of longitudinal results for Head Start participants shows that Head Start does its job getting ...
December 19, 2012
Bringing the Human Development Voice to the Gun Violence Discussion: An Open Letter
The human services field must bring human development into the gun safety conversation.
December 4, 2012
Solving a National Crisis: Youth Employment and Opportunity
Youth unemployment is at the highest level since World War II. A Casey Foundation report looks at what we know and what works, and we break it down.
November 14, 2012
Big Ideas: Children in the Southwest
The Southwest is home to more than one-fourth of America's children. This unique set of publications brings some of America's most innovative thinkers ...
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