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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.
LePage’s Policies on Health Care Just Not Working
, Central Maine
New MN Kids' Data: Big Shifts Ahead
October 10, 2017, Public News Service
Over 320 Child, Youth Organizations Call for Immediate Passage of Dream Act
September 20, 2017, Children's Defense Fund
Children Remain the Poorest Age Group Despite Poverty Drop; We Must Move Forward, Not Backwards
September 12, 2017, Children's Defense Fund
Marian Wright Edelman Statement on the Dreamers and the deferred action for childhood arrivals Program
September 7, 2017, Children's Defense Fund
“We are not all equally guilty, but we are all equally responsible” for building a decent and just America and ensuring the safety and hopefulness and opportunity of every child. Child Watch® Column: "A Time for Prayer, Thanksgiving, Discernment and Strategic Nonviolent Action"
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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