New data on poverty was recently released from the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey. The data compiled are a vital tool to tell us how well we’re fighting poverty over time – and the news is good.
A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that only 36% of kids are on track with cognitive skills by third grade. Data on hunger, poverty, and child care indicate that American kids need more support.
Researchers at the Public Policy Institute of California and the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality have produced a new way of measuring poverty for the state, modeled after a similar federal effort. It's Called the California Poverty Measure, and it has a lot to tell us about the state of poverty in the Golden State.
While HealthCare.gov experiences technical glitches, state insurance-exchanges show signs of success. Children face challenges including the skyrocketing cost of asthma, the need for dental and vision care, and whooping cough.
The data from the Center for Disease Control demonstrating obesity rates dropping among low-income preschoolers has the First Lady strutting her stuff. The songs, “Veggie Luv” and “U R What You Eat,” are part of an album of hip-hop songs inspired by the “Let’s Move Campaign.”
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual report on child well-being is more evidence that we need a national focus on early education—not only in the public sphere, but also in the private sector, and in our personal lives.
Michael Rubio's replacement in the California State Senate will inherit a district marked by child poverty and poor educational outcomes. What will s/he do to support the next generation in District 16?
California's children are by far the most numerous victims of increased poverty across the state. One in five children in California lives in poverty; nearly half live either in poverty or perilously close to it. In an alarming twist, more than twice as many California children live in poverty as seniors – a fact that should give grandparents across the state pause.