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Archive: April 3, 2014

PHOTO: A new report compares how children are progressing on key milestones by state, across racial and ethnic groups. It says in Florida, children of all races need more support to thrive. Photo courtesy Kids Count.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – In just four years, children of color are expected to outpace the number of white children in the United States, according to the Census Bureau. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation asks if those children will be prepared to succeed in their classrooms and beyond ...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: The Healthy Savings pilot program is providing about 100 families with $10 a week to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. Photo credit: Amanda Govaert

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A new effort to get more fresh and healthy foods into the kitchens of those Minnesotans struggling with hunger is starting off this week. The Healthy Savings pilot program is beginning with about 100 families across the Metro, according to Marcia Fink, director of basic needs at G ...Read More

PHOTO: The grassroots group United Wisconsin says the U.S. Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC is a step backward in removing the influence of huge sums of money on politics. Photo courtesy United Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. – The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on individual contributions to federal candidates, political parties and political action committees, saying existing limits are a violation of free speech. Lisa Subeck, executive director of the grassroots political grou ...Read More

PHOTO: Debris on streets of coastal New York days after Hurricane Sandy. Advocates for the homeless say 17 months later, the housing situation for many is worse than it was last winter. Photo credit: Walt Jennings, FEMA.

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – The one, two, three punch of the foreclosure crisis, Hurricane Sandy and the worst winter in recent memory has hit New York hard and – on Long Island especially – left advocates for the homeless staggering. Many low-income renters lost their dwellings in the w ...Read More

PHOTO: Common Core is often a controversial topic in Maryland, but there wasn't much opposition to three pieces of legislation that have received final approval in the General Assembly. Photo credit:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Common Core is often a controversial topic in Maryland, but there wasn't much opposition to three pieces of legislation that have received final approval in the General Assembly. The bills address concerns about testing and implementation. Betty Weller, president of the Ma ...Read More

PHOTO: Swing vote Justice Anthony Kennedy swung in favor of

ALTOONA, Iowa – Another important campaign finance decision handed down Wednesday by the U.S. Supreme Court is provoking both celebration and consternation across the country. The 5-to-4 ruling in McCutcheon v. the Federal Election Commission means instead of a total of $123,000, a single do ...Read More

PHOTO: As the AmeriCorps program marks its 20th anniversary, recruitment is beginning for the next terms of service. Photo credit: Ohio Assn. of Foodbanks.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A poverty-fighting organization is looking for some new recruits who can provide a helping hand for Ohioans in need. In exchange for a modest stipend, AmeriCorps members volunteer at schools, shelters, and other community service programs throughout the state. According to Dustin ...Read More

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