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California Creates College Savings Accounts for Newborns, Low-income Students
Earlier this month, California launched a program to kickstart college savings accounts for millions of children.
Judges in “Kids for Cash” Scandal Must Compensate Families
Two former judges were ordered to pay $206 million to hundreds of families whose children were victimized by their scheme to send kids to for-profit jails to receive kickbacks.
Annual Child Well-Being Data Book Highlights Mental Health
The new KIDS COUNT Data Book shows that young Americans faced significant mental health challenges even before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alaska State Law Codifies Child Welfare Protections for Indigenous Families
A new state law that took effect August 5 in Alaska aims to “address and improve deep structural inequities” in the state’s child welfare system — protecting residents should broader federal protections be overturned by a pending Supreme Court case.
North Dakota Launches Team to Divert Children from Incarceration and Foster Care
A North Dakota program to steer children away from the criminal justice and foster care systems launched this month.
Foster Youth Interning in Congress Envision Laws Improving Health Care, Greater Access to Benefits
Interns with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute presented their policy recommendations to members of Congress and their staff.
Study Finds Maternal Mortality Rate Climbed Early in the Pandemic
After the onset of COVID-19 in March 2020, maternal mortality in the U.S. increased by about one-third, according to a recent study.
New Grant Will Promote Equity in Early Childhood Programs in Washington
A new grant in Washington is accepting applications for funding for parent support, early learning and early childhood programs that advance cultural inclusivity.