Early Warning Confirmed, Executive Summary

A Research Update on Third-Grade Reading


New research confirms the earlier findings the reading by 3rd grade impacts the future of kids and intensifies the urgency around getting kids of color to read proficiently.

February 6, 2013

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More Children Insured

Hitting a three-decade record, 9% of U.S. children (7 million) were without health insurance in 2011. This represents one million more children with insurance than in 2000.

September 9, 2013

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Improving School Readiness in DeKalb County, Georgia


This case study provides an example of how Casey's results-based Leadership in Action Program helped leaders in a Georgia community work more collaboratively and produce measurable results to improve the lives of children.

January 1, 2010

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Critical Investments Should Target the First Eight Years of Life, Report Finds

News Release

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s latest KIDS COUNT policy report, The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success, presents a strong case for investing in the early years of a child's life. Decades of brain and child development research show that kids who enter kindergarten with below-average language and cognitive skills can catch up — but only if they are physically healthy and have strong social and emotional skills.

November 4, 2013

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Pathways to Early School Success: Effective Preschool Curricula and Teaching Strategies


This report highlights a pervasive achievement gap that positions low-income preschoolers far behind their more affluent classmates in the areas of early literacy and math. Readers will discover how lessons from research and the real world point to an inspiring solution — one that combines professional development with a teaching approach called intentional curriculum. This report is part of a series penned by the National Center for Children in Poverty that aims to advance academic discourse on bolstering early learning success among low-income children.

September 12, 2006

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Promoting Effective Early Learning

What Every Policymaker and Educator Should Know


This report discusses what policymakers and educators need to do to help impoverished preschool children reach their potential in school. 

January 1, 2007

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Childhood Poverty Persistence

Facts and Consequences


More than one-third of American children live part of their lives in poverty, and 10% are persistently poor, according to a study by the Urban Institute, with support from the Casey Foundation. The analysis of data from 1968 to 2005 showed that black children are about 2 ½ times more likely to experience poverty than white children and seven times more likely to be persistently poor, meaning they spend half their childhood below the poverty threshold.

June 1, 2010

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