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  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/26/08
    Child Watch® Column: "CDF's 35th Anniversary: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
    "As we all look to a new year and pause to remember the highlights of the last one, the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is reflecting on a major milestone: 2008 marked our 35th anniversary. In October, we celebrated with a special event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C."
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® Report - Are Our Children Ready to Compete in the Global Arena?
    The first section of CDF's State of America's Children 2008, "Are Our Children Ready to Compete in the Global Arena?" provides data on how America ranks among industrialized countries in investing in and protecting children.
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® Report - Education
    CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data on education.
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children 2008® 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.
  • State of America's Children 2008 Report 12/23/08
    State of America's Children® Report - Moments and Each Day in America for Children
    CDF's State of America's Children 2008 report is a compilation of national and state-by-state data on poverty, health, child welfare, youth at risk, early childhood development, education, nutrition and housing. This section of the report contains data on what happens to children every second, minute, hour, and each day in America.
  • Marian Wright Edelman 12/05/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Are We Preparing Our Children to Lead in Science?"
    "On October 4, 1957, history changed with the Soviet Union's successful launch of Sputnik I, the world's first man-made satellite. Americans were alarmed that we had been outpaced technologically and saw the Soviet feat as a threat to our national security. In order to catch up with the Russians, our nation swung into action and infused new funding and resources into scientific research on a priority basis that resulted in new labs springing up all over the country."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 04/25/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard College's Next Dean"
    This is another one of my Spelman College bragging stories. In March, Harvard University announced the historic appointment of Dr. Evelynn M. Hammonds, a Spelman graduate, as the next dean of Harvard College...
  • 03/28/08
    Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign Discussion Guide
    Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign Discussion Guide, Case Studies from the Pipeline with discussion questions
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/22/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Hilda Mason — Educator, Activist and Washington, DC's Grandmother"
    "When I think of the many people, of all ages, who became lost or troubled where I grew up in Bennettsville, South Carolina, I also think of the pool of community co-parents and elders who were always there to help them and guide them in the right direction. Hilda Mason, teacher, civil rights activist and city council member, was just such a leader here in Washington, D.C....."
  • Marian Wright Edelman 02/08/08
    Child Watch® Column: "Making Sure Our Children Know Their History"
    "Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history." So said Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the scholar and historian who is called "The Father of Black History..."
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