Many Things We Need Can Wait: The Child Cannot

Baltimore's Five-Year Action Plan for Achieving School Readiness


This report outlines the Baltimore, Maryland, Leadership in Action Program’s recommended strategies for helping to improve school readiness for the children of Baltimore.

March 1, 2005

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Family, Friend, and Neighbor Care

Strengthening a Critical Resource to Help Young Children Succeed


This KIDS COUNT Data Book essay explores a common type of child care known as family, friend, and neighbor care. It shares real-world initiatives and expert advice aimed at strengthening this child care option.

February 14, 2006

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Parental Involvement in Education

Policy Brief No. 3


This brief spotlights real-world practices, challenges and policy recommendations related to parental involvement in education. It is part of a series produced by the Family Strengthening Policy Center that aims to inspire new ways of thinking about families in low-income communities and how this thinking can impact policy.

October 8, 2004

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Building More Effective Community Schools


This report helped cities and site teams navigate education-related issues as part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Making Connections initiative. It shares vital know-how, next steps, strategies and technical resources aimed at helping these groups advance a simple premise: strong community schools = stronger families. 

March 29, 2000

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Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs

Of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems


Our current system of educational supports is failing youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This wide-ranging report outlines the challenges, legislative landscape and promising evidence-based interventions. It closes with a clear call to action for all child-serving agencies

May 17, 2010

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Building on What Works

Improving Children’s Futures


This magazine article spotlights the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Evidence2Success project, which aims to facilitate new partnerships between school and community leaders en route to improving the well-being of children in low-income areas. Readers will learn about the project’s evidence-based strategies, as well as its survey tool, goals and next steps.

December 26, 2012

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Supporting English Language Acquisition

Opportunities for Foundations to Strengthen the Social and Economic Well-Being of Immigrant Families


This briefing paper offers clear recommendations to foundations interested in supporting Limited English Proficient (LEP) immigrants. Readers will gain an overview of the LEP population and the challenges these newcomers face. 

June 1, 2005

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Casey Connects: Winter 2013

Places to Thrive


This issue of Casey Connects highlights how the Foundation is advancing two-generation strategies to achieve positive community change. It looks at large-scale, long-term efforts to break the cycle of poverty in Baltimore and Atlanta. It also tells how schools, families and communities across the country are working together to help third graders hit key reading milestones. 

December 22, 2013

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