Leading Economist Makes Clear Case for Investing in Early Learning I Birth to Thrive Online I 08-26-2010
- Cross-border Child Welfare Placements Streamlined I Northwest Public Radio I 08-30-2010
- Child welfare managers from Oregon and Washington Monday signed an agreement. It aims to streamline the placement of children in state custody across state lines. Washington Department of Social and Health Services spokesman Thomas Shapley says prior to this agreement, an inter-state transfer could take 30 to 90 days to process. Now for example, a child taken from a home in Vancouver, Washington because of abuse or neglect could be placed with a grandmother in Portland in as little as seven days.
- Record number in government anti-poverty programs I USA Today I 08-30-2010
- Government anti-poverty programs that have grown to meet the needs of recession victims now serve a record one in six Americans and are continuing to expand. More than 50 million Americans are on Medicaid, the federal-state program aimed principally at the poor, a survey of state data by USA TODAY shows. That's up at least 17% since the recession began in December 2007.
- Educators: Early childhood education key to school reform I The Bellingham Herald I 08-26-2010
- The U.S. education system needs to change but will require an emphasis on early childhood education and community involvement, rather than test scores, to have lasting effects. That was the message from a panel of educators, including state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn, at the monthly Bellingham City Club meeting Wednesday, Aug. 25.
- Children's investment fund supports plan big push for November | KREM 2 News | 08-24-2010
- Supporters of building a children’s investment fund for the city of Spokane are planning their big push for the November election. The group wants to pass a new tax to fund early child development programs. But they know they’ll need to do a lot of work to get a new tax by the voters.