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  • Campaign Launched to Ensure Census Counts All Latino Children

    AUSTIN, Texas – This week, the leading nonpartisan educational group advocating for Latino participation in politics launched a national campaign to make sure all Latino children are counted in the upcoming 2020 census. Lizette Escobedo, director of the national census program for the NALEO Education Fund, says an undercount...
  • Children’s Groups Push for CA Governor’s Budget Priorities

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES – Groups that advocate for children in California are pressing state lawmakers to fully fund Gov. Gavin Newsom’s budget requests to expand access to early learning. Newsom is proposing to expand pre-kindergarten programs to all low-income 4-year-olds in the state within three years. Kim...
  • Children’s Rights Group Promotes Pro-Kid Agenda for 2019

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s children and young adults could benefit from a “Pro-Kid Agenda” during the new administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom, according to a new report just out from the nonprofit group Children Now. The agenda lays out steps the state could take to...
  • Rate of Uninsured Children Stable in CA, Worsening Nationwide

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New data out Thursday November 29 shows that only 3 percent of California children are uninsured – the same as last year. But advocates say they worry that federal policies could reverse the gains. Researchers with the Georgetown University Center for Children...
  • 3 Tips to Raise a Drug-Free Child

    StatePoint By the time teens graduate from high school, about 45 percent will have tried marijuana, according the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And while marijuana is one of the most used substances among teenagers, it is not the only one of concern today. The drug epidemic is an...
  • Knowledge is power: Tips to help children better understand our connected world

    BPT Technology has rapidly changed the way we live over the past 30 years. Where people once turned strictly to their televisions to watch their favorite shows or play video games, people can now access their favorite entertainment, anytime and anywhere — thanks to smart devices and a WiFi...
  • AZ Groups Condemn Separation of Children, Parents at Border

    Katherine Davis-Young Public News Service PHOENIX — Immigration rights advocates in Arizona and around the country are continuing to speak out against the Department of Homeland Security’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents. About 2,000 children were separated from their families at the U.S./Mexico border this spring,...
  • 3rd Annual Concert for Change Benefiting Life Child Mozambique

    Cathedral of Faith SAN JOSE, CA- Cathedral of Faith will host the 3rd annual Concert for Change benefiting Life Child Mozambique on Friday, May 18 from 7:30pm-9:30pm.  Free admission.  The concert will feature performances by bay area music and dance talent including Brother Ig, Jessica Johnson, The Tribe, TURFinc,...
  • 5 ways screen time can benefit children and families

    Courtney Nugent/Lauren Supplee Child Trends They’re everywhere. At home, in restaurants and parks, on the subway—wherever you look, you’re likely to see parents and young children interacting with digital media on smartphones or tablets. At least 38 percent of children under age two and 80 percent of two- to...

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