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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

PHOTO: Mossy Creek, a tributary of the Salmon River, is one of many smaller Oregon streams that doesn't receive Clean Water Act protections. The EPA has proposed a rule to protect more small or seasonal streams. Photo credit: Nic Callero, National Wildlife Federation.

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rule it says will clarify which bodies of water are covered by the Clean Water Act - and, perhaps just as important, which are not. For Oregon, the difference could be critical for hundreds of miles of streams, as well as for ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report that compares how children are progressing on key milestones by state across racial and ethnic groups shows Massachusetts in the forefront in some cases, lagging in others. Photo courtesy Kids Count.

BOSTON - Massachusetts is in the forefront in some measures of children's development across racial and ethnic groups, but lagging in others, according to a new report. The report from The Annie E. Casey Kids Count data center shows white children in Massachusetts at the top of a national index of ...Read More

PHOTO: Missouri homes and businesses will once again

ST. LOUIS - One American child in 68 now has autism, a 30 percent increase from just two years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who are working to raise awareness of the disorder say now is the time for action on a national level. According to Angela Dettmers ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's a familiar pitch: Save money now by switching your utility provider! However, consumer advocates warn that all too often, customers see their bills increase, and they are calling on state lawmakers to take action. Many of us get such pitches, by phone or in person, and accor ...Read More

 Among other things, Justice Stephens is advocating for campaign spending reform, after the 2010

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 only 41-percent of Arizona Latino children ages 3 to 5 are enrolled in pre-school or kindergarten. CREDIT: University of California

PHOENIX - According to Census Bureau projections, by 2018, children of color will represent a majority of kids in the United States. By 2030, the majority of the American labor force will be people of color. But a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation measures major obstacles to success for ...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

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