Improving School Readiness in DeKalb County, Georgia

Brochure

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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Iowa Celebrates Attendance Awareness Month

Blog Post

Learn about Up, Up, and Attend — the super-hero themed attendance awareness campaign that is being used in Grade-Level Reading (GLR) communities throughout the United States.

October 1, 2013

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

Report

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

Report

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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Racial Gaps in Early Childhood

Socio-emotional Health, Developmental, and Educational Outcomes Among African-American Boys

Report

This report looks at black and white boys and how racial disparities emerge in early childhood, especially for kids in poverty.

April 1, 2011

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The Connection Strategy

Preparing Young People to Succeed in College and Beyond

Report

This publication chronicles the stories and some of the results achieved by the preschool through college education connection effort in Atlanta, Georgia.

January 1, 2007

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The 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book

State Profiles of Child Well-Being

Report

The 2006 KIDS COUNT Data Book focuses on the needs and conditions of America's most disadvantaged children and families, as well as statistical trends. The 2006 edition essay focuses on improving early childhood development opportunities for young children living in low-income neighborhoods and the impact that family, friend and neighbor care has on improving outcomes for children.

January 1, 2006

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