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PHOTO: A new report finds that funding for Kentucky school kids has suffered the 11th largest drop in the nation since the recession hit in 2008. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Since the recession, Kentucky is 11th worst in the nation in the depth of budget cuts to K-through-12 funding, according to a nonpartisan policy research organization. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that 30 states are providing less funding per student since the e ...Read More

PHOTO: Organizations such as the Child Crisis Center are calling on Arizona's political candidates to increase funding for programs that support early-childhood education and other services that benefit young kids. Photo courtesy of of the Pima County Public Library.

MESA, Ariz. – Political candidates in Arizona are being asked to make early childhood education a top priority, and organizers hope that seeing programs that help children up close will help that process. Christine Scarpati, CEO of the Child Crisis Center in Mesa, says candidates for governo ...Read More

PHOTO: Overcrowded classrooms, fewer activities, and fewer staff members are some of the short-term consequences of cuts to K-12 education, but a new report suggests not restoring funding to pre-recession levels puts the future of Michigan students in jeopardy. Photo credit: Kevin Connors M.Ed./Morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - It's a lesson in subtraction. Michigan schools are receiving nearly 10 percent less state funding today than before the recession hit. According to a new report from the non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Michigan is one of 15 states with the most drastic educatio ...Read More

PHOTO: Not every child in Oregon has much to smile about, according to new data from Children First for Oregon. The group says although the state has become more ethnically diverse, children of color don't have the nearly same opportunities for success as their white peers. Photo credit: Grady Reese/iStockphoto.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's quality of life is different depending on the color of a child's skin. That's the conclusion of the 2014 County Data Book, which includes research about the opportunities for children growing up in the state. In every county, Children First for Oregon says children of colo ...Read More

PHOTO: Students across Minnesota and the nation are being encouraged to get to class under their own power today, as part of Walk to School Day. Photo credit: Elizabeth/Flickr.

ST. Paul, Minn. - Today is Walk to School Day, and the annual event comes as some school districts in Minnesota see a resurgence in students who are getting to class on their own. In the Sauk Rapids-Rice district, Superintendent Daniel Bittman says with the recent addition of sidewalks and crosswalk ...Read More

PHOTO: Young women who use long-acting, reversible contraception (LARC) experience much lower rates of birth, pregnancy, and abortion, according to a new "Contraceptive CHOICE Project" study. Photo credit: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

PHOENIX - Young women in Arizona and elsewhere who use long-acting, reversible contraception, also known as "LARC," have rates of pregnancy, birth, and abortion much lower than the national rates for sexually-active teens. That's the finding of the "Contraceptive CHOICE Project," a study funded by ...Read More

PHOTO: How to help overweight children become healthier is one of the key discussion topics at the Southern Obesity Summit in Louisville. The annual forum brings together community, government and healthcare leaders from 16 southern states. Image courtesy of Southern Obesity Summit.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - With obesity considered a public health crisis by most experts, this week in Louisville, the focus is on solutions at the "Southern Obesity Summit." Community, government and healthcare leaders from 16 states are gathered to decide what changes can be made to help southerners becom ...Read More

PHOTO: Lily Eskelsen Garcia began her career in education as a lunchroom worker and put herself through college, eventually becoming a teacher and one of the highest-ranking labor leaders in the nation. She fears high college costs will keep others from achieving similar goals if states don't reinvest in higher education. Photo courtesy of NEA.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - She was the first in her family to go to college, but the head of the nation's largest teachers' union fears many Michigan children won't be able to accomplish the same goal if something isn't done about the cost of higher education. As part of a nationwide tour, Lily Eskelsen ...Read More

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