Recent Publications

The Fostering Connections to Success in Education Amendment Promotes Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care

On October 20 the Senate HELP Committee approved (by a 13 to 9 vote) Senator Al Franken’s Fostering Success in Education Amendment and added it to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization bill, which they later in the evening approved and moved on to the Senate floor. The amendment facilitates cooperation and collaboration between the child welfare and education agencies on behalf of children in foster care by placing obligations on education agencies that complement those placed on child welfare agencies by the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act.

Sign-on Letter for Support of the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893)

The sign-on letter for the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (H.R. 6893) that was circulated and supported by hundreds of national and state organizations.

GrandFacts Massachusetts 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Massachusetts. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

GrandFacts Pennsylvania 2010.pdf

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Pennsylvania. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

Timeline: SCHIP Reauthorization 2007

Timeline for legislation proposed and voted on during the SCHIP Reauthorization Fall 2007

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for Pennsylvania

The 2011 fact sheet on children's health coverage in Pennsylvania

2007 GrandFacts for Relative Caregivers in Washington, DC

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Washington, DC. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

Infants and Toddlers Are Particularly Vulnerable: Good Child Care and Early Education Can Play a Vital Role in Their Development

This fact sheet details how high quality caregiving is extremely important to babies and toddlers, how parents struggle to find affordable, quality care, especially for low-income working families.

The Need for Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care: Recommendations for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization

The nearly 800,000 children in foster family homes, group homes and child care institutions during the course of a year, many of whom have multiple special needs, often face unique educational challenges. They must confront numerous barriers to their success in school: the trauma of the initial abuse and neglect as well as the removal from their homes, separation from their siblings and often multiple moves from home to home and school to school. This factsheet highlights CDF’s recommendations on how to improve the educational outcomes for children in foster care through the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Educational Apartheid in the U.S.: Tracking Policies and Re-Segregation in America's Schools

CDF President Marian Wright Edelman's testimony to the Congressional Black Caucus on educational apartheid in America's schools on Sept. 4, 2004.

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Kansas Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Kansas Factsheet

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for Texas

The 2011 factsheet on children's health coverage in Texas

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for Connecticut

The 2011 factsheet on children's health coverage in Connecticut

2007 GrandFacts for Relative Caregivers in Idaho

Kinship care state fact sheet for grandparents and other relatives raising children in Idaho. Provides information on state-specific data, public policies, and local resources and programs for kinship families.

2011 Child Health Fact Sheet for Arkansas

The 2011 factsheet on children's health coverage in Arkansas

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Florida Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Florida Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline New Mexico Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline New Mexico Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Arkansas Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Arkansas Factsheet

The Lottery of Geography: A State-by-State Look at Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment and Renewal Processes

The Lottery of Geography: A State-by-State Look at Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility and Enrollment and Renewal Processes

Cradle to Prison Pipeline California Factsheet

Cradle to Prison Pipeline California Factsheet

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