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  • The State of Black Children and Families: Black Perspectives On What Black Children Face And What The Future Holds 01/13/11
    The State of Black Children and Families: Black Perspectives On What Black Children Face And What The Future Holds
    New research conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC) found two issues have risen to the top of serious concerns the Black community faces.
  • Center for Labor Market Studies-Northeastern University Study on Youth Employment 12/31/10
    Center for Labor Market Studies-Northeastern University Study on Youth Employment
    Andy Sum, professor of economics and director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, conducted a study that found the American dream and employment opportunities vanishing for many Black young people.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 10/08/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Seizing an Opportunity in Education Reform"
    As America's children headed back to school in September, President Obama delivered a televised back-to-school address to the nation's students from the Julia R. Masterman School in Philadelphia, an acclaimed public magnet school for fifth through twelfth graders. He spoke about the importance of hard work—a lesson his own mother was quick to drill into him as soon as she sensed his effort level in high school was starting to hit a slump.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 09/17/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Getting All Children the Schools They Deserve"
    As a new academic year starts, children around the country are going back to school and settling into new classes. Meanwhile, parents, educators, policy experts, and politicians are gearing up again to monitor and measure student learning—and preparing to ask the hard questions about whether or not the children in their care are getting the best possible education.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/13/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Changing the Status Quo in Our Schools"
    In late July, both President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to the National Urban League's Centennial Conference about what the President called "an issue that I believe will largely determine not only African American success, but the success of our nation in the 21st century -- and that is whether we are offering our children the very best education possible." Right now, of course, the answer is no so President Obama and Secretary Duncan were there to speak about the Administration's plans for education reform.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 08/06/10
    Child Watch® Column: "Education as Opportunity"
    African Americans have always seen education as a key to life and freedom. In his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Frederick Douglass taught us that to educate a man is to "forever unfit him to be a slave," but to deny a person education is to "[shut him or her] up in mental darkness." Douglass said that when his former master ordered his wife to stop teaching Douglass to read, he felt he was being treated "as though I were a brute."
  • 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.
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