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Reports & Research

California County Scorecard of Children’s Well-Being, 2014-15

The 2014 California Children’s Report Card

KIDS COUNT Data Book, 2013


Lenny Mendonca: real answers about real issues for California

SF Gate, Jan 12, 2015

Report gives state low marks on preschool

EdSource, Jan 07, 2015

State’s public school reform at a pivotal moment

Sacramento Bee, Dec 05, 2014

California learning about LCFF and LCAP implementation in local school districts

Imperial Valley News, Nov 14, 2014

State scorecard rates local kids’ well-being

Napa Valley Register, Nov 12, 2014

Lawmaker Seeks Better Access to Medi-Cal Care for Former Foster Kids

California Healthline, Nov 10, 2014

More reading, dental visits needed for county’s kids

Ceres Courier, Nov 05, 2014

Scorecard ranks county's efforts in child education, health and welfare

Turlock Journal, Nov 01, 2014

San Diego County Gets Three Of Five Stars For Childhood Well-Being

KPBS, Oct 30, 2014

Study: Kern County parents opt out of preschool for kids

Bakersfield Californian-The Grade Blog, Oct 29, 2014

Valley children’s well-being: Report shows need for improvement in education, health and welfare

Fresno Bee, Oct 29, 2014

Kern County lags state on health, economic measures for kids

Bakersfield Californian, Oct 29, 2014

Central Valley lags state in children’s well-being

Central Valley Business Times, Oct 29, 2014

Children's well-being scorecard shows Valley has room to grow

Fresno Business Journal, Oct 29, 2014

Scorecard rates children’s well-being in Merced County

Merced Sun Star, Oct 29, 2014

California's children falling through the cracks, says study on kids' well-being

KPCC - NPR, Oct 29, 2014

Study shows less toddlers attending preschool in Kern County

KERO 23 - ABC Bakersfield, Oct 29, 2014

State introduces tools for school change

EdSource, Oct 02, 2014

Texas and Florida did expand Medicaid — for kids

USA Today, Sep 29, 2014

Parity in Sight for Relative Caregivers, but Counties Must Act

Chronicle of Social Change, Sep 24, 2014

Relative speaking, Sacramento plans to fix foster pay discrepancy

Sacramento News and Review, Sep 23, 2014

Imagine if we were all pro-kid

Recordnet, Sep 18, 2014

Should schools be responsible for introducing news to children?

KPCC - NPR, Sep 16, 2014

State, districts struggle to support foster youth

EdSource, Sep 15, 2014

Should CA schools ban suspensions and expulsions for willful defiance?

KPCC - NPR, Aug 28, 2014

California’s new school funding system stumbles into its first year

The Hechinger Report, Aug 05, 2014

Health Agency Opposes Bill To Create Children's Medi-Cal Advisory Panel

California Healthline, Jul 30, 2014

No longer under the radar

The Stockton Record, Jul 29, 2014

A Nurse, a Friend and a Parenting Teacher: Home-Visit Program Helps Low-Income Mothers

California Health Report, Jul 28, 2014

Former Foster Care Youths Struggle To Enroll in Medi-Cal

KQED - State of Health, Jul 25, 2014

State Health Marketplace Struggles to Enroll Former Foster Youth

The California Report, Jul 23, 2014

CA low among states in children’s well-being, says new report

LA School Report, Jul 22, 2014

Dramatic decline in California's teen birthrates over 22 years

San Jose Mercury News, Jul 22, 2014

California Ranks 40th in Children’s Well-Being

KQED - State of Health, Jul 22, 2014

California Ranks 26th in U.S. for Child Health, Report Finds

California Healthline, Jul 22, 2014

Placer, El Dorado, Yolo rank among 50 healthiest U.S. counties for kids

Sacramento Bee, Jun 24, 2014

Brown Signs Budget; Advocates Criticize Medi-Cal Provisions

California Healthline, Jun 23, 2014

California Assembly Health Committee OKs ACEs resolution 16-0

Social Justice Solutions, Jun 20, 2014

Former Foster Care Youth Get Help Paying For Health Care

NPR, Jun 20, 2014

Mixed news for schools in state budget: San Mateo County officials see issues with pensions and reserve restrictions

San Mateo Daily Journal, Jun 17, 2014

School finance proposal blasted in final days of budget talks

LA Times, Jun 12, 2014

Time for the state to patch up Medi-Cal

LA Times, Jun 11, 2014

While Other States Fold the Common Core, California Doubles Down

Education Week, Jun 11, 2014

300 California Groups Sign Statement Supporting Common Core

BreitBart, Jun 08, 2014

Hundreds of organizations sign statement backing Common Core

EdSource, Jun 05, 2014

Viewpoints: Unfair welfare rule hurts California’s kids

Sacramento Bee, Jun 03, 2014

New Resolution Urges State Officials to Address Impact of Children’s Exposure to Adverse Experiences, Trauma

My Social Good News, May 29, 2014

California Democrats scale back universal preschool plan, citing cost

Chicago Tribune, May 22, 2014

Obamacare protege a niños en casas de crianza

La Opinion, May 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act lets foster youths stay on Medi-Cal longer

San Francisco Chronicle, May 11, 2014

California superintendent race shows Democrats split on school reform

Reuters, Apr 25, 2014

Districts should make early learning a priority in their local accountability plans

EdSource, Apr 13, 2014

After the Big Deadline, a Push To Sign Up Individuals Who Are Still Eligible

California Healthline, Apr 09, 2014

Study: Racial inequities limit access to education

Cabinet Report, Apr 01, 2014

Report: CA Kids Face Troubling Racial Inequity

Public News Service, Apr 01, 2014

California kids' access to health, education impacted by race

Stockton Record, Apr 01, 2014

School funding reforms spark push to get parent input

EdSource, Mar 20, 2014

Parent Engagement, Not Just Involvement, Key to LCFF Success

New American Media, Mar 18, 2014

Activists, lawmakers renew vows to help children hurting in today's economy

Times Herald, Mar 16, 2014

First children's policy forum to focus on service funding

Times Herald, Mar 02, 2014

Not-for-Profit Campaign Aims To Help Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Retain Medi-Cal Coverage

California Healthline, Feb 21, 2014

8 County Early Care & Education Legislative Conference, keynote speaker Ted Lempert

2014 ECE Legislative Conference, Feb 21, 2014

Promise of CA’s New School Finance Law Hinges On Parents

New American Media, Feb 14, 2014

LCFF can’t be only step toward education reform

California Forward, Feb 14, 2014

Reading GAP for California 4th-Graders

EGP News, Feb 13, 2014

Majority of State's Fourth-Graders Fall Short on Reading

KQED Forum, Jan 28, 2014

Most California Fourth Graders Not Reading at Grade Level

Capital Public Radio, Jan 28, 2014

Brown touts education accomplishments, priorities in upbeat State of the State

EdSource, Jan 22, 2014

California Board of Ed Will Make Multi-Billion Dollar Decision

Capital Public Radio, Jan 15, 2014

Children Underserved by Denti-Cal, According to New Study

California Healthline, Jan 14, 2014

State readies ed funding reform

The Salinas Californian, Jan 13, 2014

State lawmaker seeks ban on most tobacco, e-cigarette online sales

LA Times, Jan 13, 2014

Calif. poised to implement school funding reform

San Jose Mercury News, Jan 12, 2014

Gov. Brown increases funding for education

KCRA News, Jan 12, 2014

Gov. Brown's Budget, A Poverty Report Card and CCSF Special Trustee Robert Agrella

KQED Newsroom, Jan 10, 2014

Report card on the status of kids in California leaves plenty of room for progress

KPCC, Jan 10, 2014

State budget adds education funding

San Mateo Daily Journal, Jan 10, 2014

Advocates Want Infant Program in Budget

California Healthline, Jan 09, 2014

Today on Your Call: Is the Common Core getting it right?

KALW, Jan 09, 2014

Advocates Say Brown Budget Could Invest More In Kids' Health

Capital Public Radio, Jan 09, 2014

Study: More needed to protect children from poverty, abuse, obesity

Times Herald, Jan 08, 2014

A Snapshot of all the Golden State's Kids

KCBS, Jan 08, 2014

Report Finds Major Weaknesses in CA Kids’ Well-Being

Public News Service, Jan 08, 2014

Report Finds Major Weaknesses in California Kids’ Well-Being Remain, Despite Recent Effort

Ed Brief, Jan 08, 2014

Children Now faults California for well-being of its children

Sacramento Bee, Jan 07, 2014

Well-Being of California Children Lags, According to New Study

KGO Radio, Jan 07, 2014

Preschool, teacher training and student health funding needed to offset child poverty, report says

EdSource, Jan 07, 2014

No more excuses: As California rebounds, invest in kids

EdSource, Jan 07, 2014

Report Finds Calif. Not Meeting Kids' Health Care Needs

California Healthline, Jan 07, 2014

California Gets Failing Grade In Children's Health Report Card

KPBS, Jan 07, 2014

Well-being of California children lags, according to new study

Contra Costa Times, Jan 07, 2014

California Democrats to push for free preschool

Rueters, Jan 07, 2014

Statewide report raises issues of preschool access, afterschool supervision in Marin

Marin Independent Journal, Jan 07, 2014

State Lawmakers Face Tough Choices on Common Core

Education Week, Jan 07, 2014

Report: Children lack access to Calif.'s Denti-Cal

Desert Sun, Dec 06, 2013

Local Public Officials and Childhood Advocates Endorse Introduction of President's Pre-School For All Plan

PR Newswire, Nov 14, 2013

Planting the seeds

Stockton Record, Nov 07, 2013

As Healthy Families Shift Goes, So Goes Rural Expansion of Medi-Cal Managed Care

California Healthline, Nov 07, 2013

Advocates pile on criticisms of draft funding formula regulations

EdSource, Nov 05, 2013

Bright and Early

Stockton Record, Nov 04, 2013