Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters

A KIDS COUNT Special Report on the Importance of Reading by 3rd Grade

…Millions of American children get to fourth grade without learning to read proficiently ... , and that puts them on the high school dropout track. The ability to read by third grade is critical to a child ... to the nation’s economy and its security. Children can succeed at advancing to a 3rd grade reading level ... The bottom line is that if we don

January 1, 2010

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Baltimore Civic Site

…nonprofits providing summer activities for children and youth in Baltimore City. ... of the children and families in our hometown and are committed to improving the outlook for many ... about education, attendance and parent involvement. Improving third-grade reading scores  ... ;citywide. Connecting low-income city residents, youth and parents to financial

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Program Area

Evidence-Based Practice

…Team Decision Making (TDM) is a promising child welfare strategy that involves children ... ;Providence Children and Youth Cabinet to implement and improve the platform before making it available ... Children’s ability to meet academic, social, emotional and physical milestones depends ... Developing and promoting evidence-based programs that support healthy youth development

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Rafael López Envisions a Better National Foster Care System

…of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has ... America’s foster care population has swelled to 428,000 children — its largest size ... since 2008, according to the KIDS COUNT Data Center. More children in foster care means that more ... families are crossing paths with the country’s child welfare system. It’s a system that Rafael

May 30, 2017

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Youth and Work

Restoring Teen and Young Adult Connections to Opportunity

…a foothold in the workforce through neighbourhood stores and restaurants. Over the past decade, youth could ... for disconnected youth.  ... The lasting consequences of ignoring the growing number of disconnected youth. ... The current data on out-of-work youth, broken out by a variety of indicators.

March 1, 2012

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State Leaders Study Virginia Juvenile Justice Transformation

youth accountable and keeping communities safe by replacing its last two juvenile correction centers ... continuum of community-based programs that give youth the guidance and network of support they need to get ... and strengthening youth and family services. Virginia’s hard work is gaining traction: The Department ... -based services. Youth do better and communities stay safer when high-quality interventions are available

April 11, 2017

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Blog Post

Panel Plays Pioneering Role in Child Welfare Lawsuits

…Lawsuits against child welfare systems can drag on for years, and the remedies that result often ... the benefits of the lawsuit without all the drawbacks.” That idea was the New York City Special Child ... career to reform failing child welfare systems, and I am quite aware of their strengths and limitations ... of Children’s Rights, a national advocacy group. The panel’s approach “played out in a much

May 3, 2010

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Members of the 1995 Children and Family Fellowship

…Donald Walker Deputy Mayor Children, Youth, Families, & Elders Washington, DC Lynn Fallin Executive ... Donald, Chet Hewitt, Charles Fishman, Joseph Lam As part of the second class of the Children ... Modesto, CA Johng Ho Song Executive Director Koreatown Youth and Community Center Los Angeles, CA

February 1, 1995

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One Georgia County Reimagines Its Response to Juvenile Delinquency

…; has a certain number of youth on the precipice of serious delinquent behavior. But while these young ... better outcomes for youth while improving public safety. The Casey Foundation is providing strategic ... to reducing the incarceration of youth who do not pose a risk to community safety. These efforts stem from ... stakeholders. The initiative seeks to give positive direction and supervision to youth in the community

February 12, 2017

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