First Focus' annual Children's Budget offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and makes a statement on what it means to truly invest. The Forum for Youth Investment's Danielle Evennou was at the reports' release.
Pathways Back to Work Act Introduced
Rep. George Miller (D-CA) introduced legislation that would create work and educational opportunities for long-term unemployed workers and low-income adults and youth who are at risk of being left behind as the economy recovers.
CHART: Impact of Sequester on Early Childhood Programs
The automatic budget cuts are already hitting many states and counties hard. This chart from the National Women's Law Center gives local examples of impacts to Head Start, child care and other early education programs around the country.
Progress in Foster Care in the States
Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Nebraska, Virginia and Washington have recently made policy reforms that expand service to and beyond age 18 for youth in foster care. Read this states round-up from the Success Beyond 18 campaign.