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The Children’s Defense Fund has always believed that “children do not come in pieces” and that children need comprehensive, integrated supports and services from birth through adulthood. How does America achieve this goal with the existing fragmented education and health and human services systems? A new Harvard Education Press book, Improving the Odds for America’s Children: Future Directions in Policy and Practice, diagnoses current obstacles to progress and promotes key recommendations for child and family policy going forward. Hillary Rodham Clinton says of the new book: “This important collection of ideas about how to improve the odds for America’s children should be required reading for policy makers across the country.” Order the book today.
A Chorus of Voices for Children’s Health Insurance
October 2, 2014, The New York Times
Marian Wright Edelman, Children’s Defense Fund President, Responds to New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education
October 1, 2014, Children's Defense Fund
The Little Rock Nine: How Far Has the Country Come?
September 25, 2014, The Atlantic
In a Mississippi Jail, Convictions and Counsel Appear Optional
September 24, 2014, The New York Times
The Middle-Class Squeeze
September 24, 2014, Center for American Progress
Today we mourn the loss of Maya Angelou’s powerful presence. Remember. Pay tribute by listening to her beautiful words and her lyrical poetry.
An extraordinary young leader who at age 22 became the youngest city council member in Stockton, California, Michael shares his story of growing up poor and Black and male and suggests powerful ways to help others get the education they need to succeed.
Prime your congregation for action with this year’s National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® manual.
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