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American Academy of Pediatrics: 2002 National Conference and Exhibition
October 31, 2002
Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics held its 2002 National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. Addressing the physicians, AAP president Louis Z. Cooper, M.D., outlined the specific ways the organization has helped push concerns about children to the top of the policy agenda, especially in the areas of disaster preparedness, healthcare...
School Breakfast Scorecard
October 29, 2002
The Food Research and Action Center, a nonprofit organization that advocates for more effective public policies to eradicate hunger, has released its annual School Breakfast Scorecard (37 pages, PDF), indicating record numbers for the government's School Breakfast Program. According to the report, more than 8.1 million children were served...
The Enduring Challenge: Self Determination and Ethnic Conflict in the 21st Century
October 27, 2002
According to David Callahan, director of research for Demos, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting democracy and shared prosperity in the United States, issues of self-determination and ethnic conflict are and will continue to be among the most challenging problems confronting political leaders around the globe. In The Enduring...
Pledge for Kids
October 25, 2002
"I envision a California where every child has access to quality child care, preschool, and afterschool care — and as an elected official I will prioritize and work toward that goal." That's the pledge that Children Now, a research and advocacy organization in Oakland, California, is asking candidates for the California legislature and other...
Kaisernetwork.org Interview with Global Fund Leaders
October 24, 2002
Larry Levitt, editor-in-chief of the Kaiser Family Foundation's Kaisernetwork.org, an online health-policy news service, interviewed executive director Richard Feachem and chairman of the board Chrispus Kiyonga of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria, following the Fund's October board meeting in Geneva. Among other topics, Feachem and...
Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers
October 22, 2002
Nearly 40 percent of fourth-graders nationwide read below the basic level, which means they understand very little of what they read or can barely read at all. And the odds are good that if a child can't read well by the end of the third grade, they probably never will. To address these alarming statistics, public broadcasting station WETA in...
California Nursing Home Search
October 18, 2002
Thanks to the launch of California Nursing Home Search, Californians now have access to detailed information on each of the 1,406 nursing homes in the state. Developed by the California HealthCare Foundation, the site provides information on the primary quality factors experts say should be considered in selecting a nursing home: staffing levels,...
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...