2020 KIDS COUNT Available Now

Annie E. Casey Foundation For over 30 years, the KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation has analyzed the well-being of children across the country. This interactive resource not only brings to light national trends, but also evaluates and ranks each state’s efforts to build a stronger future for children, families, and…

The Social Safety Net: The Gaps That COVID-19 Spotlights

Brookings Institution: Up Front | Henry J. Aaron COVID-19 has revealed serious shortcomings of the current safety net to cope with the consequences of mass unemployment, a problem that until now most of us thought fiscal and monetary policies could forestall. COVID-19 shows that such confidence is baseless. Over the past couple of months, the…

Pivoting, Jeffco Now Says Elementary Students Will Return to School Full Time in the Fall

Chalkbeat Colorado | Yesenia Robles “On top of public requests for greater in-person learning, the economic needs, the academic and social-emotional needs, coupled with all of that is this overarching equity consideration… We know we had lesser engagement from students in at-risk categories. That was a major concern.” Colorado’s Jefferson County, in response to concerns…

Baby Steps: Report Spotlights Racial Disparities At Birth

KUNC/Mountain West News Bureau | Madelyn Beck In Colorado, the region’s most populous state, the infant mortality rate for White babies is 4 per 1000 births. For Hispanic babies, that number is 5, and for Black babies it’s 8.6. Forty-four percent of babies born in Colorado are of color. ZERO TO THREE published its annual State…

Research Expands Bilingual Language Program for Babies

University of Washington | UW News “Parents worldwide have a common problem: They want their children to speak a second language, but many don’t speak that language themselves. We know that zero to 5 is a critical age, a window of opportunity for second language learning, and our newest study shows that when teachers in…