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It's a Big Task, but Schools Have the Job of Improving Kids' Opportunities for Success

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 04.09.2014 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

There is one public institution that has providing children with equal opportunities as its primary goal, and that is our schools. That is a heavy burden indeed, given that policy choices have undermined their ability to live up to the job.

Rebecca Klein

The Racial Groups Facing The Biggest Barriers To Success In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

From birth, the average black child in America is at a relative disadvantage, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday. Wh...

Child Abuse: The Deadly Cost of Inattention and Inaction

Bruce Lesley | Posted 03.26.2014 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

The Miami Herald investigated 477 deaths of children that were a part of the child welfare system in the State of Florida. It also highlights another critical fact: our nation's most vulnerable cannot be protected on the cheap.

New Year's Resolutions To Do Right By Children

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

While I'm all for dropping 20, kicking the habit and being more punctual, the most important resolutions we can make on New Year's focus on our children, not ourselves. My jiggly thighs aren't a national catastrophe, but the way we treat the next generation is.

My Conversation With Dr. Patrick McCarthy About Ending Poverty: America's Silent Spaces

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I sit down with Dr. Patrick McCarthy, president and CEO of The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States.

Immigration Reform: Building Fences With Shadows or Bridges of Hope and Dreams?

Bruce Lesley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

The Southwest is a place of great opportunity, enchantment, and grandeur, and yet, also a place of poverty and inequality in the United States. Through its children, it is also a place that will play an expanding and critically important role in either the successes or failures of our nation.

Performance Incentive Funding Can End Juvenile Mass Incarceration, Too

Gabriel Daniel Solis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime
Gabriel Daniel Solis

Although the decline in juvenile incarceration is encouraging to advocates, there is still little reason to celebrate. The criminalization of youth behavior and the school-to-prison pipeline continue to feed young people into the criminal justice system.

Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Sayre Quevedo 70,792 juveniles were reported to be incarcerated across the United States in 2010, but according to a new study by the Annie E. Case...

Grim Findings On Youth Unemployment, Education

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education

Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor working, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The re...

Alex Kotlowitz on Poverty and Schools

Susan Sawyers | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

We are far from perfect and tend not to talk about ways to overcome poverty. In fact, many turn a blind eye toward the intractable issues of race, ethnicity and poverty. But for Kotlowitz, it is a question of getting to those issues.

Learning the Value of Money, From Inside the Foster Care System

Gary Stangler | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Gary Stangler

So much of what young people learn about managing money comes from watching family members, and these last several years have given young people many opportunities to learn the challenges of managing money effectively.

Parents Considering Moving Out Of Worst State In Country For Education

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Jen Morris really values education. So much so that she's thinking about moving her family out of the state they've lived in for decades. The "Kids...

Saki Knafo

Child Poverty On The Rise: New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.26.2012 | Parents

The "Kids Count" report, one of the most widely cited surveys of how children are faring in the United States, hasn't offered much good news in recent...

Saki Knafo

Grandparents Raising More Kids Amid Bad Economy, Wars

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.23.2012 | Parents

Adrian Charniak's grandson was born with cocaine in his blood. That's the first reason the Illinois child welfare agency decided the boy's parents wer...

Janell Ross

Michigan Welfare Cuts Forcing People to Work or Pushing Poverty Under The Rug?

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

Last week, while working on a documentary about hunger in Michigan, Russ Russell had an experience that left him speechless. “I was visiting with...

Childhood Poverty in Detroit Tops 67 Percent and Detroit Tops List of Nation's Most Costly City Councils

Patricia Lesko | Posted 04.25.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

In Michigan's largest city, 67 percent of children live in poverty. How can they not? Unemployment in Detroit is thought to be close to 50 percent by the city's mayor.

Saki Knafo

More Children Now Live In High-Poverty Neighborhoods Than 10 Years Ago

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

In the last decade, the number of children living in areas of concentrated poverty grew by 1.6 million, according to a new study released by the Annie...

Study: 1 In 5 U.S. Children Live In Poverty, Hurt In Academics And Socioeconomics

AP | By CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education

LAS VEGAS -- Karla Washington worries how she will afford new school uniforms for her five-year-old daughter. Washington, an undergraduate student, e...

1 Million Volunteer Recruitment Effort Launched To Promote Childhood Literacy

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

United Way Worldwide officially launched a three-year initiative to recruit 1 million volunteers to promote literacy among children on Tuesday, as par...

Patrick Corvington Out As CNCS CEO: Who's Next?

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.11.2011 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

After a little more than a year on the job, Patrick Corvington, the new CEO of CNCS, is resigning soon to take an "opportunity in the nonprofit community."

The Campaign to Close the Achievement Gap

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

The transition from third to fourth grade has long been seen as the bridge between "learning to read" to "reading to learn." Unfortunately, millions of American children fail to cross this bridge on time.

The Launch of a Campaign to Promote Grade-Level Reading

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ellen Galinsky

The Annie E. Casey foundation just launched a campaign to increase by at least 50 percent the number of low-income children reading by the end of third grade in at least a dozen states.

Strengthening Our Schools: A Legislative Framework to Remove Poverty-Related Barriers to Learning

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michael Laracy

We all know that a quality education is our best tool in the fight against poverty. But it's up to all of us to ensure that tool is as effective it can be.

Report: Child Poverty Increases 50% In Colorado Since 2000, Just 6% Nationally

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The 2010 Kids Count Data Book was released Tuesday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an organization that tracks state data on child welfare. The rep...

Counting What Counts: Accurate Data Leads to Effective Policy

Michael Laracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Laracy

It's time to update the poverty measure. The current U.S. poverty measure is a 1960s creation -- needless to say a lot has changed since then.