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Time for the Under 24 To Get Noticed | January 7, 2014
Do you know a young person using their talents, passion and creativity to spread factual, science-based information about drug use and abuse? In support of National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), Jan. 27 - Feb.

SparkUpdate: June 1, 2011

What matters most in your life and in your community? What would you change? And what forces can help bring make that change true and lasting?

 

SparkUpdate: March 2, 2011

SparkAction Update: Standing by is not an option

SparkUpdate: February 23, 2011

SparkAction Update: Tools to build a brighter future

 

SparkUpdate: February 16, 2011

SparkAction Update: Making sense of competing visions for America's future

SparkUpdate: February 9, 2011

SparkAction Update: Ask Sec. Duncan launches, stories to drive home federal budget crunch and more

SparkUpdate: February 2, 2011

SparkAction Update: Is Science Predicting our Future? and more...

SparkUpdate: January 26, 2011

SparkAction Update: Graduated and Unskilled? Protecting Good Ideas and more...

SparkUpdate: January 20, 2011

We've spent a week talking about civility in the wake of the Tucson shootings, but other important themes also emerged - treating mental illness and limiting access to automatic weapons...

SparkUpdate: January 5, 2010

SparkUpdate: The Shifting Political Picture for Youth

SparkUpdate: December 23, 2010

Special Holiday Edition

SparkUpdate: December 15, 2010

Two victories so far, countdown to Saturday midnight...

SparkUpdate: December 8, 2010

The Compromise in Context: What's Better than a New Mercedes?

SparkUpdate: November 17, 2010

Karen Pittman's debut blog, behind some new numbers, and more...

SparkUpdate: November 10,2010

SparkUpdate: Farm to School versus the Fast Food Ad Monster, with the Youth Vote and more

SparkUpdate: November 3, 2010

SparkUpdate: all childhoods in all states are not created equal, and more

SparkUpdate: October 27, 2010

SparkUpdate: Will a new law save teens? The deficit & kids, and more

SparkUpdate: October 20, 2010

SparkUpdate: Whose Superman are we waiting for? and much more

Spark Update: October 7, 2010

What Did Congress Do Before Adjourning? What Will You Do?

SparkUpdate: September 16, 2010

Breaking News - Behind the Record Poverty Numbers

SparkUpdate: July 29, 2010

What's Working and How Can you Strategize for Success?

SparkUpdate: July 16, 2010

SparkAction: Are you telling the right stories?

SparkAction Update: June 30, 2010

CFK Update is now SparkAction: Transforming Schools, Policy Spotlight and more

SparkAction Update: June 16, 2010

CFK Update is now SparkAction: important news on HR 4213 and more

CFK Update: June 3, 2010

What Works and What Doesn't in Deficits, Education and more.

CFK Update: May 19, 2010

Take Action to Help Youth and Families Most in Need

CFK Update: May 6, 2010

Advocacy Opportunities, "You Don't Know" Latino Youth and more

CFK Update: April 21, 2010

Listening for the Civil Voice

CFK Update: April 7, 2010

(Not) Helping the Unemployed, Multi-Needs Families, Nutrition and more

CFK Update: March 24, 2010

Health Reform Makes History -- With Higher Education in Tow, and more!

CFK Update: March 10, 2010

Spring into action with this news and these inspiring stories

CFK Update: February 24, 2010

Critical Week for Health Reform, Ending Poverty and more

CFK Update: February 8, 2010

Beyond the Headlines - Abstinence, Schools, the Budget and more

CFK Update: January 26, 2010

Give Cash a Chance? Behind the Headlines, and more

CFK Update: January 13, 2010

Youth Power, Surprising State Successes and more!

CFK Update: December 16, 2009

SCHIP a Casualty in Health Reform? and more

CFK Update: December 3, 2009

Model media coverage, can hard times change minds and more!

CFK Update: November 18, 2009

In Search of Balance - Troubling Trends and What we Know Works

CFK Update: November 5, 2009

What Works, Teens Rate DC, Reaching the Most Vulnerable and more

CFK Update: October 21, 2009

23 in 100—a sobering number with some context, and more

CFK Update: October 7, 2009

Reaching Middle Schoolers, the Real Story on Charter Schools and more!

CFK Update: September 23, 2009

College Access, a Must-See Movie, Addressing Poverty and more

CFK Update Special Edition: September 9, 2009

No Child Left Behind, Census Data, a Job Opening and more!

CFK Update Special Edition: July 29, 2009

Grants & Funding Spectacular!

CFK Update: July 15, 2009

CFK Update: As If You Were There - Coverage of Key Events, Children's Budgets, Health Reform, OST and much more!

CFK Update: July 1, 2009

CFK Update: July 4th isn't a holiday for kids, health care and stimulus funds!

CFK Update (Special Short Edition): June 17, 2009

Our "Witness" Video and Recovery Funds for Orgs

CFK Update: June 3, 2009

Children's Well-Being in a Recession, Health Care Reform, Early Childhood News and more!

CFK Update: May 20, 2009

Your Successes, Mapping Communities, Helping Youth for the 21st Century and more!

CFK Update: May 6, 2009

Stamp Out Hunger, Long-Term Ed Outcomes, Juvenile Justice Violations and More

CFK Update April 23, 2009

Youth and the First 100 Days, Poverty's Long Reach, and much more

CFK Update: April 8, 2009

Handing out the Stimulus, Help for Young Families, Charter Schools and more!

CFK Update: March 25, 2009

A Controversial Amendment to the Service Act, Budget and Stimulus Watch, Heath News and more!

CFK Update: March 11, 2009

March Madness (and we don't mean basketball) and more

CFK Update: February 25, 2009

Recovery Wins, the State of Afterschool, Youth Voices and more!

CFK Update: February 11, 2009

SCHIP's Back, What Great Teachers Do, Job Openings and more!

CFK Update: January 28, 2009

Cheers & Worries about the Recovery, State of the States and more!

CFK Update: January 14, 2009

A Recovery with Kids in Mind, National Mentoring Month and more!

CFK Update: December 17, 2008

Health Care for Kids, Letters to the Next President, Innovations in Ed and more

CFK Update: December 3, 2008

Challenges for your community, what our kids are eating, voters dig after-school and more

CFK Update: November 19, 2008

Can We End Hunger in America? Pre-K Out of Reach, Tips for Reaching Young Teens and more

CFK Update: November 5, 2008

Post-Election Rallying Calls, Early Childhood in the States, the "Civics Achievement Gap" and more

CFK Update: October 22, 2008

New Laws to Watch, Texas Graduation Woes and Tools, Is Yours a Healthy State? and more

CFK Update: October 8, 2008

Kids' Role in the Recovery, Changing our Approach to Youth, Early Childhood and more!

CFK Update: September 25, 2008

Breaking News in Child Welfare, Three Cheers for These Policies, What to Watch after the Elections and more

CFK Update Special Edition: September 15, 2008

Toward a Brighter Future: An Essential Agenda for America's Young People.

CFK Update: September 10, 2008

Step Up for Kids, Making Sense of the Census, Tools for Work, Funding and more!

CFK Update: August 6, 2008

CFK Update: Higher Ed Passes, Kids' Status in Brief, States Innovate in Foster Care and more

CFK Update: July 23, 2008

Children's Budget Act Introduced, Simmons Sweats Congress, the Hunger and Obesity Paradox and more

CFK Update: July 9, 2008

Education Slips among Voters, Poverty Stats Get Real, Virginity Pledges and more

CFk Update: June 25, 2008

Fighting Child Poverty, State Scorecard on Children's Health, Funding Tips and more

CFK Update June 11, 2008

Arts Transcending Barriers, a Boost in the Budget, Kinship Care and more!

CFK Update May 28, 2008

How We Measure Dropout, Medicaid and the War Bill, Creative Kids and more!

CFK Update: May 14, 2008

Addressing the Needs of Kids in the Subprime Crisis, Foster Care 411, Youth Service and more

CFK Update: April 30, 2008

So Many Tools, So Much Help for Your Work, Health News, Grad Rates and more

CFK Update: April 16, 2008

Following the Money to Youth, Evaluation Tools, Youth Court Sets Records and more

CFK Update: April 2

Stunning Graduation Stats Kick Off Campaign, Health Families Toolkit and More

CFK Update: March 19, 2008

The Weekly is now the Update! Fighting Poverty, Youth Voices, What Works in Education and more

CFK Weekly March 5, 2008

The Ready by 21 Challenge, After-School, Frank Fever and more

CFK Weekly: February 20, 2008

Foster Care Online and on the Airwaves, School Testing and Dropout in Texas, and more

CFK Weekly February 6, 2008

Politics are Relevant, the Cost of Child Abuse, Federal Budget and more

CFK Weekly: January 9, 2008

Kids & the Campaigns, Tools for Your Work, NCLB's Day in Court and more

CFK Weekly: December 12, 2007

The Real Math of Child Poverty, Campaigns for Kids, Tools for Your Work and more

CFK Weekly: December 5, 2007

Congressional To-Do List, Head Start Renewed, Who Scores Poorly in Math/Science and more

CFK Weekly: November 21, 2007

What's Happening — And What isn't — for Kids on Capitol Hill

CFK Weekly: November 14, 2007

No Child Left Inside, Major Foster Care Reforms in MS, Education and more

CFK Weekly November 7 - Survey Issue

It's Your Turn! Please Take the CFK/CA 360 Survey

CFK Weekly October 31

Child Protection Success Stories, Ed Woes in Texas and the South, Tools for Your Work and more

CFK Weekly October 24

A New Social Contract for Kids and Boomers, Learning and Foster Care, After-School Matters and more

CFK Weekly: October 17, 2007

CFK Weekly: What Americans Really Think about Kids' Health Care, When Parents are in Prison, Middle School Teachers' Lament, and more

CFK Weekly October 10

Teens in After-School, Shorting Foster Parents, Good News on College Costs, and more

CFK Weekly: October 3, 2007

Kids Spell V-e-t-o, Race and Foster Care, Lights on AfterSchool, and more

CFK Weekly September 26

Decoding the Nation's Report Card, Immigrant Grads' DREAM or Draft?, Poverty and the Future of Children, and more

CFK Weekly September 19

Helping Teen Victims, Sustaining Programs, Investing in Kids, Health Coverage and more

CFK Weekly September 12

Health Care, High School Alternatives, Youth Courts, and mor

CFK Weekly September 5

SCHIP, Positive Ed Agendas, Back to School Tools, Funds, Recalls, and more

CFK Weekly August 29

CFK Weekly: Poverty Data, New Orleans Now, Back-to-School, Funding Tools and more

CFK Weekly August 15, 2007

NCLB from Many Angles, Out-of-School Tools, Youth Courts, and more

CFK Weekly August 8, 2007

Youth Transitions, Casey Q&A, SCHIP, Mental Health and more

CFK Weekly August 1, 2007

SCHIP cuts crime, kids and the Farm Bill, in-system mentors, and more

CFK Weekly: July 25, 2007

CFK Weekly: KIDS COUNT, Child Support, SCHIP, Tools for Working with Youth, and more
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CFK Weekly July 18

Congress Acts, Schools and the Supreme Court, Tools for Your Work, and more

CFK Weekly July 11

Grading Adults, Family Leave, the Pentagon on Reconnection, After-School Tools, and more

CFK Weekly June 20

Communications Toolkit, Work Woes, After-School, NCLB and more

CFK Weekly: June 13, 2007

CFK Weekly: Immigration and Kids, SCHIP, Summer Ideas and more

CFK Weekly, June 6

CFK Weekly: Hunger In America, Youth Services Beyond Age 18, Why Invest in Parents, and more

CFK Weekly, May 30

CFK Weekly: School Success, Kids & the Federal Budget, National Youth Summit and more

CFK Weekly May 23

CFK Weekly: Promises to Children, Federal Budget, History and Civics Scores, and more

CFK Weekly May 16

CFK Weekly: Changes in Public Opinion on Poverty, Kids' Health Care, Summer of Service, and more

CFK Weekly May 9

CFK Weekly: Head Start Moves in Congress, Foster Care Toolkit, Silent Epidemic Summit, and more

CFK Weekly: May 2, 2007

CFK Weekly: Tools for Transitioning Teens, Latinos and Early Learning, Ending Poverty and more

CFK Weekly April 25

CFK Weekly: Who are the 45 Million? Arts Education meets Art Therapy, Strengthening Families, and more

CFK Weekly: April 18, 2007

CFK Weekly: Healing in the Aftermath, Children's Mental Health, Budget Basics, and more

CFK Weekly: April 4, 2007

CFK Weekly: BirthRight, Advocacy Tools, Child Care Debate, Taxes, Obesity, and more

CFK Weekly: March 28, 2007

CFK Weekly: Business and Youth Development, Measuring Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Paid Leave, and more

CFK Weekly March 21

Youth Justice, Young Heroes, Health and Nutrition Tools, Military Families and more

CFK Weekly March 21

Youth Justice, Young Heroes, Health and Nutrition Tools, Military Families and more

CFK Weekly March 21

Youth Justice, Young Heroes, Health and Nutrition Tools, Military Families and more

CFK Weekly March 7

Families and Poverty, Reversing Dropout, Communication Tools, and more

CFK Weekly February 28

Saving Health Insurance, Sleep and Obesity, Ed Scores, and more

CFK Weekly February 21

CFK Weekly: Child Well-Being, Sexualizing Girls, Feds take on Ed, and more

CFK Weekly February 14, 2007

Reconnecting Youth, Health Care, Tools for Advocates, School Reform, and more

CFK Weekly: February 7, 2007

CFK Weekly: Federal Budget, Funds to Reconnect Youth, After School Success, and more

CFK Weekly January 31, 2007

CFK Weekly: Best Communities for Youth, Aging Out, Minimum Wage, NCLB and more

CFK Weekly January 31, 2007

CFK Weekly: Best Communities for Youth, Aging Out, Minimum Wage, NCLB and more

CFK Weekly January 24, 2007

State of the Union, Balancing Jobs and Family, Paths to College, Funding Ideas, and more

CFK Weekly January 17, 2007

Beyond High School, Equal Justice, Children's Agendas and more

CFK Weekly January 10, 2007

Children's Agendas, Year in Review, and more

CFK Weekly December 20, 2006

Homelessness, hunger, family volunteering, child care unions, and more....

CFK Weekly - December 13, 2006

Connect for Kids Weekly is back!

CFK Weekly - August 14, 2006

School is around the corner, Covering Kids, data on rising child poverty and much more

CFK Weekly: August 7, 2006

Minimum wage, infants’ mental health, states target the very, very young and more

CFK Weekly - July 31, 2006

Family income and work, NCLB continues to dog states, children’s health insurance and more

CFK Weekly - July 24, 2006

Washington sets program funding, child poverty data, where's the middle and more

CFK Weekly - July 17, 2006

Kid-friendly budgets, tapping community power, as well as developments in foster care, e-learning, mental health services, and more

CFK Weekly - July 10, 2006

A real crisis for boys, or not; the digital divide; video games fight back and more

CFK Weekly - July 3, 2006

Happy July 4th; a few updates, articles and a survey

CFK Weekly - June 26, 2006

Americans back school reform, Trouble for some families, Proof of citizenship for Medicaid and more...

CFK Weekly - June 19, 2006

Youth Voices, Early Child Care resource, budget news and much more

CFK Weekly: June 12, 2006

Estate Tax lives, Public broadcasting under fire, Methamphetamine crisis, and more...

CFK Weekly - June 5 2006

Estate Tax, Body mass, High school exit exams, Growing up in the age of AIDS, and more...

CFK Weekly - May 30, 2006

Voices move industry and government, Reading fur fun, Return of Recess and more...

CFK Weekly - May 22, 2006

Summer Childcare; Federal Budget passes House; Family Income, Foster Care and much more.

CFK Weekly - May 15, 2006

Military families; Census news; Health care in the states, Education issues and much more

CFK Weekly - May 8, 2006

Celebrate teachers, Healthy Beverage Guidelines for Schools, and much more

CFK Weekly - May 1, 2006

Foster care in focus, immigration updates, health, education issues and much more

CFK Weekly - April 24, 2006

“Wellness” in Schools, Special Ed in court, School-wide program planning, foster care and much more

CFK Weekly - April 17, 2006

Online Safety, addressing education, help for families & more

CFK Weekly - April 10, 2006

Help for Suicidal Gay Teens, Low-Wage Work on Oprah, Health and Education issues and much more

CFK Weekly - April 3, 2006

Better Preschools, Health Care, Immigrant Children and much more.

CFK Weekly - March 27, 2006

Leonardo's Basement, foster care issues, health care, book reviews and much more.

CFK Weekly - March 20, 2006

Teens Online Safety, After-School Programs, Obesity Research, and much more

CFK Weekly - March 13, 2006

Kids and Food Allergies, State EITCs Help Working Families, Budget Issues and much more

CFK Weekly - March 6, 2006

Even Start, Health Policy, School Wellness Policy and Practice, “Aging Out” and much more

CFK Weekly - February 27, 2006

School Vouchers, Hunger in America, Keys to Learning and much more.

CFK Weekly - February 21, 2006

Early Developmental Screenings, More on Budget Cuts, Teacher Quality and much more

CFK Weekly - February 13, 2006

School Finance Reform, EITC Guide, Engaging Parents, Budget News and Much More

CFK Weekly: April 3, 2000

Keeping People Connected: Libraries in the Digital Age