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National Disability Mentoring Day
October 16, 2002
Sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities, National Disability Mentoring Day is commemorated on October 16 and implemented throughout the year to promote career development for students and jobseekers with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration. AAPD leads the project at the national level by...
Voters See Afterschool Programs As Key to Keeping Kids Safe, Helping Them Learn
October 14, 2002
A recent survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to ensure that all children and youth have access to afterschool programs by 2010, found that nine in ten American voters agree children should have some type of organized activity to go to everyday after school. Based on responses from 800...
World Report on Violence and Health
October 11, 2002
The World Health Organization has released The World Report on Violence and Health (372 pages, PDF), the first comprehensive report of its kind to address violence as a global public health problem. According to the report, violence kills more than 1.6 million people every year, and public health experts say these statistics are just the tip of...
Early Childhood Focus
October 9, 2002
Early Childhood Focus, a Web site operated by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies in Washington, D.C., is designed to provide current news to early childhood education professionals throughout the country and around the world. Visitors to the site can view news articles on a range of topics, including consumer...
Ford Foundation Report, Fall 2002
September 27, 2002
Just published, the fall 2002 issue of the Ford Foundation Report focuses on promising education reforms at the elementary, high school, and college levels. The cover story, "Ten Percent in Texas," by Rose Gutfeld, examines the state's new approach to increasing diversity at its institutions of higher education without relying on affirmative...
Harvard Family Research Project: The Evaluation Exchange
September 24, 2002
The Harvard Family Research Project has released the fall 2002 issue of The Evaluation Exchange (20 pages, PDF; also available in HTML), a newsletter for evaluators, program practitioners, funders, and policymakers. The new issue features articles by Rosalie T. Torres, Director of Research, Evaluation, and Organizational Learning at the...
Low-Income Families Bear the Burden of State Child Care Cutbacks
September 20, 2002
According to a new report from the Children's Defense Fund, growing state budget gaps have resulted in substantial cuts in childcare services for low-income working parents, adding thousands of children each year to waiting lists for care. What's more, the cuts not only jeopardize efforts to protect the health and safety of children, they also...
2002 Employee Health Benefits Survey
September 16, 2002
A new survey from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust finds that American workers are paying more for health insurance but receiving fewer benefits. Based on responses from 3,262 public and private firms of all sizes, the 2002 Employer Health Benefits Survey, findings from which appear in the...
Commonwealth Fund Quarterly
September 15, 2002
The latest issue of the Commonwealth Fund Quarterly (19 pages, HTML) focuses on the lack of adequate insurance coverage for elderly adults. The newsletter, which reports on the Fund's most recent work in the area of healthcare policy and practice, features articles and studies on the decline in employer insurance coverage for new retirees, the...
"Americans Give Back"
September 13, 2002
The Corporation for National and Community Service has rolled out a new ad campaign to inspire more people to volunteer through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. The "Americans Give Back" public service announcements feature real volunteers who challenge others to become involved and direct potential volunteers to a toll-free recruitment...
One Year Later: September 11 and the Internet
September 11, 2002
Immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks, Americans in great numbers used the Internet to communicate with loved ones and to locate information and educate themselves about the terrible events of that day. One Year Later: September 11 and the Internet (65 pages, PDF), a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project,...
A Stateline.org Series: Strengthened States?
September 9, 2002
Stateline.org, a Web site for journalists, policymakers, and engaged citizens, has announced a series of articles called Strengthened States? that examines the response of individual states to terrorism since 9/11. The series addresses a range of issues, including the role of state motor vehicle agencies in combatting terrorism; civic education...
Congress Holds Session in New York City
September 6, 2002
The Annenberg Foundation in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, has donated $1 million to help cover the expenses of today's special session of Congress in New York City. The session, which originally was proposed by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY), is intended to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, show support for the...