- Living on the Edge: America’s Low-Earning Families
September 27, 2011
A report from First Focus, Living on the Edge: America’s Low-Earning Families, finds that 40 percent of all children — 30 million kids — grow up in households in which their parents are employed, yet the family still struggles with making ends meet.
- Protecting Children in Tough Economic Times: What Can the United States Learn from Britain?
July 11, 2011
This report, authored by Jane Waldfogel, Ph.D. of Columbia University and the London School of Economics finds that following a successful, decade-long campaign to reduce child poverty by half, the United Kingdom has taken concrete steps to maintain its commitment to reduce child poverty in the midst of deficit reduction, even following a change in government.
- abUSed: The Postville Raid
June 21, 2011
This full-length documentary film, directed by Luis Argueta, weaves together the personal stories of the individuals, the children, the families, and the town directly affected by one of the largest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the United States.
- Double Jeopardy: How Third-Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation
April 21, 2011
A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, written by Donald J. Hernandez, finds that children who have lived in poverty and are not reading proficiently in 3rd Grade are three times more likely to dropout or fail to graduate from High School than those who have never been poor.
- Latino Legislative Hearing on PreK and the Early Grades
March 24, 2011
The Latino population in the United States is growing at a rapid pace, and the proportion of our nation’s youngest learners who are Latino is increasing even faster.
- Investing in Our Next Generation: A Funder’s Guide to Addressing the Educational Opportunities and Challenges Facing English Language Learners
March 21, 2011
A Funder’s Guide to Addressing the Educational Opportunities and Challenges Facing English Language Learners Ten percent of elementary school students are English Language Learners (ELLs). They are the most rapidly growing groups in U.S. elementary schools.
- How Are The Kids Doing? How Do We Know?
March 2, 2011
Abstract With a focus on the United States, this paper addresses the basic social indicators question: How are we doing?
- Declining Fortunes of Children in Middle-Class Families
January 26, 2011
Middle-Class Children Falling Further Behind Declining Prospects for Middle Class Kids Will Be Worsened by Budget Cuts NEW YORK, NY – America’s middle-class children have been steadily falling further behind their more privileged peers for the past quarter century – but the worst of the fallout has been held in check by essential policies and programs that could be unraveled, depending on key budget decisions, according to a new study released by the Foundation for Child Development.