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Two-generation Approach to Success

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

If we want kids from low-income families to have healthy and bright futures, we need to help parents succeed.

Getting Children Out of Poverty Requires a Two-Generation Approach

Patrick McCarthy | Posted 11.13.2014 | Impact
Patrick McCarthy

A new strategy is emerging that recognizes the importance of creating opportunity for the entire family, coordinating programs and policies so that parents and children have a chance to succeed -- together.

Why the Right to an Education is in Jeopardy

Joseph M. Costa | Posted 10.22.2014 | Education
Joseph M. Costa

When you consider that 84% of foster youth say that they want to go to college and only 20% graduate from high school, leaving only a small fraction who actually ever graduate from college, the statistics above represent a monumental failure of the educational system for the children served by foster care.

Rebecca Klein

These Are The Best Places In America To Raise Girls

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents

Parents with girls take notice: The region where you raise your daughter could have a significant impact on her well-being, according to a new report ...

Why The Most Vulnerable Children Absolutely Need Preschool

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th KIDS COUNT Data Book, which has been providing the public with an annual glimpse into the well bein...

These Are The Worst States For Underprivileged Children

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents

In honor of International Youth Day that takes place this week, the personal finance site WalletHub released a map showing the best and worst states f...

These Are The States With The Best And Worst School Systems, According To New Rankings

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents

A new education ranking released this week found that students in New Jersey are receiving a much better education than students in Mississippi. Th...

This Is Why Nevada Might Be The Worst State For Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

Nevada is the worst state for education, according to a new report out this week. In its report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked all 50 states...

These Are The Best (And Worst) Places In America To Raise Children

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents

Despite the fact that more and more children are living in poverty, the nation’s kids are generally getting better educations and leading healthier ...

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

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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 05.26.2014 | 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.