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Archive: April 2, 2014

PHOTO: Missouri must work harder as a state to ensure equal opportunity for all children, says a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - If all Missouri children deserve a chance to succeed, the state has some work ahead to ensure them equal opportunity. That's the finding of a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which looks at how children are doing on key milestones based on their race or ethnic grou ...Read More

PHOTO: Legislation introduced at the state Capitol aims to provide more students across Minnesota the opportunity to safely walk or bike to school. Photo credit: Jay Carter

ST. PAUL, Minn. - As people across Minnesota lace it up for today's National Walking Day, moves are afoot at the state Legislature to ensure more students have safe routes to school. A bill from state Sen. Melisa Franzen, DFL-Edina, would provide funding and resources to communities that want to ma ...Read More

PHOTO: A long-running legal battle over which water bodies are covered by the Clean Water Act could be coming to an end, with a proposed rule to provide clarity on which are eligible. Photo credit:  Robert Nunnally

AUSTIN, Texas - It's a plan to better protect the most vulnerable waters across the state and nation, and among those giving cheers are some Texas beer lovers. The proposed rule aims to end the long-running legal battle over how to apply the Clean Water Act by clearly defining which water bodies fa ...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: An economic analyst says Kentucky's new $20 billion-plus budget will only allow the state to

FRANKFORT, Ky. - While a two-year, $20.3 billion spending plan won overwhelming passage in both chambers of the state Legislature, an economic analyst says it falls short of what it will take to make needed progress in Kentucky. Jason Bailey, director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, sai ...Read More

PHOTO: The state of New Mexico hopes a public education campaign this week helps limit the number of wildfires as fire season ramps up. Photo courtesy USDA.

SANTA FE, N.M. - The state is hoping a public awareness campaign this week helps prevent wildfires during one of the worst droughts on record. New Mexico Wildfire Awareness Week provides some common-sense reminders about preventing wildfires, said Dan Ware, state fire information officer for the st ...Read More

PHOTO: Gov. Bill Haslam cites a revenue shortfall in Tennessee as his reason for reversing course and eliminating planned salary hikes for teachers and other state workers. Photo credit: Gov. Haslam's office.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pressure continues to mount across Tennessee for Gov. Bill Haslam to follow through on his proposal to raise teacher salaries in the state. Last fall, Haslam said he wanted to boost teacher pay, and his initial budget included a small hike across the board. Now, however, the gove ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's one of the largest gaps in the nation for how kids are progressing. A new national report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds children of color in Connecticut - particularly Latino children - are being left behind. The new "Race for Results" report finds the state has so ...Read More

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