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Federal Budget | Stories
February 14, 2012
Early Care and Education Programs in the President’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal
The National Women Law Center's analysis of the 2014 budget proposal by President Obama sees that it offers some promising news for children and low-income women ...
February 13, 2012
Feeding America Applauds New Federal Budget Request
Feeding America issued a statement upon release of President Barack Obama’s 2013 Budget proposal, applauding the proposal for “providing strong ...
February 13, 2012
College Affordability a Priority in Obama’s Budget
A statement on the higher education elements of the President's 2013 budget proposal
February 13, 2012
Juvenile Justice in the President's FY13 Budget Proposal
Act 4 Juvenile Justice looks at the items regarding juvenile justice in President Obama's 2013 federal buget proposal.
February 1, 2012
Kids 2012: A Prezi for the Election Year
This smooth Prezi video introduces our joint 2012 campaign with Voices for America's Children, the Children's Leadership Council, and the National ...
January 30, 2012
Child Well-Being as a Guide for State Policy & Budgets
The Forum for Youth Investment's Hannah Lythe shares what she learned at a briefing on using children's well-being to guide state policy and budget decisions.
January 30, 2012
Federal Budget Looking Glass: Back to 2011, Ahead to 2012
An excellent overview of the federal budget by CBPP's Ellen Nissenbaum, this slideshow highlights the history of the federal budget and deficit, a breakdown of ...
January 24, 2012
From Geek to Chic: Using Data to Improve Education
Don't let the title fool you, the Data Quality Campaign National Data Summit was an exciting event for students and anyone who cares about school reform and ...
January 13, 2012
State of the States 2012: A Preview of Key Issues Driving State Agendas
State of the States 2012 is
's annual preview of the key issues driving the agenda in state capitals. This five-part series will focus on ...
January 10, 2012
The Health Law Goes Graphic
Nearly two years after the passage of the federal health law, more than 40 percent of people say they know little or nothing about how the law will affect them, ...
January 9, 2012
National Health Spending Grew Slowly In 2010
National health care spending grew slowly for the second consecutive year in 2010, bringing it in line with growth in the U.S. economy, the Department of Health and ...
December 23, 2011
House Republicans: Gambling With Millions of Lives
CHN's Executive Director says that when the House Republicans blew up a bipartisan Senate plan to continue unemployment insurance and the payroll tax cut for two ...
December 22, 2011
Children’s Initiatives Funded in FY2012 “Megabus” Appropriations Measure
Voices for America's Children put together a great list list of encouraging and less encouraging components of the new FY 2012 spending measure in relation to ...
December 20, 2011
More Schools Fail to Meet NCLB Requirements
With 39 states planning to apply for waivers from some of the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law, a report finds that 48 percent of schools across ...
December 15, 2011
News Round-up: As Shutdown Looms, Differences Persist On Payroll Tax Cut, Spending Bills
Among the items held up in the end-of-year negotiations is the Medicare physician reimbursement fix, which would prevent a 27 percent cut in doctors' ...
December 5, 2011
No Child Left Behind Waivers Require Big Changes Fast
Many states seeking a waiver from the 10-year-old education law will be required to overhaul their education policies over the next few months in order to meet ...
December 1, 2011
News Roundup: Winners And Losers In The Post-Super Committee Landscape
Many domestic programs will feel pain, but Medicaid appears to be part of the "protected" class. Meanwhile, news outlets continue to report on the pending ...
November 14, 2011
Taking on the Skills Deficit: A Message to the Super Committee
James Heckman, Nobel Prize laureate in economics and the Henry Shultz Distinguished Service professor of economics at the University of Chicago, asserts that current ...
November 8, 2011
Budget Analysts & Child Advocates: A Dangerous Divide?
SparkAction’s Alison Waldman attended an Urban Institute panel of budget and kids’ experts. She observed a very clear difference in the mindset and ...
November 1, 2011
Starting the Clock on Cutting Poverty in Half
Half in Ten has officially started the clock on the goal of cutting poverty in half in 10 years and has tons of resources to help you get involved.
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