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  • State of America's Children 2010 Report 05/28/10
    State of America's ChildrenĀ® 2010 Report
    CDF's State of America's Children Report is a compilation of the most recent and reliable national and U.S. state research data on child poverty, children's health, child welfare, youth at risk, childhood and youth education, and other key child indicators.
  • 05/14/10
    Compendium of Quality Rating Systems and Evaluations
    The QRS Assessment provides information, analysis and resources about QRS for states and other key stakeholders.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/16/10
    Child Watch® Column: "A Call for Education Equity"
    Title I was created "to ensure all children a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education." However, the formula for distributing Title I funds is stacked against the very children it was most intended to help.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/09/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Remembering Jaime Escalante"
    When Jaime Escalante died of cancer on March 30, we lost a pioneering teacher who changed people's ideas of what children are capable of learning. Many people know about Escalante's work from the popular movie "Stand and Deliver," which depicted his success teaching Advanced Placement (AP) calculus classes to students at East Los Angeles's Garfield High School.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/02/10
    Child Watch® Column: "The Dangerous Drift Back Towards Segregated Schools"
    Two recent decisions by school boards in North Carolina are local signs of a troubling national trend towards resegregation in public schools. In New Hanover County, which includes Wilmington, parents and advocates spent much of last year debating a new middle school redistricting plan that would focus on "neighborhood schools," essentially resegregating the schools by race and economic class because our neighborhoods look that way.
  • 02/24/10
    A Look at Children and the President's FY 2011 Federal Budget
    President Obama's 2011 Budget signals the Administration's continued commitment to children and families even in these extraordinarily tough economic times. It reflects the President's understanding that investing in children now will ensure a more stable economy and a healthier, more competitive workforce in the future.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/19/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Rosenwald Schools: Reclaiming a Legacy"
    Across the country, schoolchildren have been studying Black History Month. But many Americans know very little about a group of schools that educated hundreds of thousands of Black children and are their own key piece of Black history. From 1913 to 1932, nearly 5,000 "Rosenwald schools" were built in 15 states, mostly in rural Southern communities.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/12/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Leaving the Littlest Ones Behind"
    When people talk about the "achievement gap" at-risk children face, they often think of it in terms that apply to school-age children—but that gap can start much earlier than most people might guess. A recent report by the nonprofit, nonpartisan research group Child Trends showed that disparities actually begin appearing before children's first birthdays.
  • 01/27/10
    Tapping Title I: What Every School Administrator Should Know About Title I, Pre-K and School Reform
    Pew Center on the States report on Title I, Pre-K and School Reform.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 01/22/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Children Drop Out and Into Lives of Poverty and Imprisonment"
    A homeless man talking about how he ended up on the streets said he had wanted to get in with the "cool" crowd in 8th or 9th grade—a crowd that smoked marijuana, got into fights, and skipped school. No adult reached out to help him turn his life around so he continued his decline into a life of chronic joblessness and poverty, and long stretches of incarceration after he dropped out of school.
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