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PHOTO: University of California President Janet Napolitano supports Senate Bill 1210 to expand college financial aid for illegal immigrants. Courtesy: University of California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California lawmakers are considering two different proposals to increase educational opportunities for California students from the youngest to the oldest. One bill, the Kindergarten Readiness Act, would make voluntary transitional kindergarten available to every four-y ...Read More

PHOTO: Participants at the NYS Interfaith Convocation for Immigration Reform started a week of activities that culminate with today's National Day of Action. Photo credit: C. Bonawandt, Long Island Wins

NEW YORK - New York supporters of immigration reform are sending messages to the White House and Congress today that Washington needs to step it up and take action. In fact, today has been declared a National Day of Action regarding immigration reform. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director ...Read More

PHOTO: Clayton Early Learning Center in Denver says it works to incorporate parents into its support structure, which means being respectful of each family's culture. Photo courtesy: Colorado Children's Campaign.

DENVER – In the race for success for Colorado's children, some have a taller mountain to climb - depending in part on their racial background. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that children of color are falling behind their white peers on a dozen key indicators of future ...Read More

PHOTO: Washington needs to do a better job planning for a more diverse population and workforce, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that examines racial inequities in education and child well-being. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

SEATTLE - Doors of opportunity may open or close for kids starting in early childhood depending on their race or ethnic background, and a new report examines those racial differences by state. In Washington, it says, children who are white or from some Asian/Pacific Islander subgroups fare far bett ...Read More

PHOTO: Michigan has a long way to go to provide opportunities for children of all races to succeed, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo courtesy US Dept. of Education.

LANSING, Mich. - If Michigan can truly be a place where all kids have the chance to succeed, the state has a long way to go, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The study compares how children of different races and ethnic backgrounds are doing on such key indicators as ear ...Read More

 Among other things, Justice Stephens is advocating for campaign spending reform, after the 2010 "Citizens United" decision that declared corporations are people and opened the floodgates to big corporate political donations. Photo by Steve Petteway/ US Supreme Court

CHICAGO - Since retiring from the bench in 2010, former Supreme Court Justice and Illinois native son John Paul Stevens has not been idle. His new book, out this month, has already caused a big stir in political and policy circles. It's called "Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Consti ...Read More

PHOTO: A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report on obstacles to success facing children of color finds Asian students in California are more than five times as likely as African-American students to score at or above proficient in eighth-grade math, and white students are more than three times as likely as African-American students to be reading proficient in fourth grade. Credit: University of California.

LOS ANGELES - California's African-American, Latino and American Indian children lag far behind white and Asian kids when it comes to access to health and education opportunities. Those are the findings of a new Kids Count policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that measured data such as b ...Read More

Photo: High school senior Jaime Leon Riva is in custody, facing deportation to El Salvador. Courtesy: American Friends Service Committee

AURORA, Colo. - This Saturday, people in Colorado will join thousands of others at rallies in cities across the country to demand that President Obama end deportations. Family and friends of Jaime Leon Riva, a high school senior from Dillon, Colo., hope help comes in time for him. The El Salvador-bo ...Read More

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