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Public News Service - CA: Children's

A new bill would allow Medi-Cal and WIC food assistance programs to exchange information and enroll more eligible low-income families. (ulkare/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Legislature comes back from summer break today, and children's advocacy groups want them to take up a bill to link eligibility for the Medi-Cal and WIC food-assistance programs to create a kind of one-stop shop enrollment process. About 87,000 low-income c

California schools serve 1.4 million students who are English-language learners every year. (Andy Dean/Adobe Stock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One in four public-school students in California is an English learner, and now programs to help them become more fluent will receive funding to the tune of $10 million. The Newsom administration has agreed to add those funds to the current budget - and lawmakers will th

A new study shows that teachers continue to leave the profession faster than they can be replaced. (szepy/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In California and across the nation, districts are struggling to hire enough teachers. And the shortage is getting worse, according to a new report. There remains a supply gap of about 110,000 teachers nationwide as of last school year, primarily because more teachers ar

Gov. Gavin Newsom has created the new position of Early Childhood Policy Adviser, a move applauded by children's groups in the state. (Darby/Twenty20)

LOS ANGELES - Groups that advocate for children in California are pressing state lawmakers to fully fund Gov. Gavin Newsom's budget requests to expand access to early learning. Newsom is proposing to expand pre-kindergarten programs to all low-income 4-year-olds in the state within three years. Kim

A new report calls for more child-centered policies, including additional educational supports for foster children. (WallyIR/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California's children and young adults could benefit from a “Pro-Kid Agenda” during the new administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to a new report just out from the nonprofit group Children Now. The agenda lays out steps the state could take to improv

Protesters rallied on Friday in Los Angeles against the Trump administration's proposed changes to the

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today is National Public Comment Day - part of a campaign responding to President Donald Trump's proposal to make it harder for working-class, legal immigrants to get a green card. Only three weeks are left to register your opinion on the "public charge rule" that would

Climate groups around California rallied last week in support of the lawsuit brought by children blaming the federal government for carbon in the atmosphere from oil and gas wells on public lands. (Bill Wellhouse)

SAN FRANCISCO — The trial is back on in the lawsuit brought by a group of 21 young people who are suing the federal government over global warming - after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a request from the administration to block it. Attorneys for the youths argue that the federal gover

The Head Start preschool program is one of many programs that is federally funded and thus, is heavily dependent on an accurate census count. (Anita Peppers/Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If we want to make sure kids count in policy making, we need to count kids effectively in the 2020 Census, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book from The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Billions of dollars in federal grants support programs such as Head Start preschool,

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