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  • Conditions at Hickey shocked Md. officials

    When the state assumed control of its sprawling Charles H. Hickey Jr. School from a private contractor on April 1, it found an out-of-control wreck of a juvenile detention center where housing units reeked of urine, graffiti covered walls, and locks didn'...
  • Katz Deserves Great Credit, Not Firing

    Katz Deserves Great Credit, Not Firing
    Being the head of a children and family services department has been described as one of the toughest jobs in state government. The average tenure of a children and family services commissioner can be measured in months. And so the drumbeat for...
  • Changes mark report on children

    The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently published its 2014 annual report on the well-being of our nation's children. The report is called 'Kids Count Data Book' and is available at no cost on the foundation's website at aecf.org. The report has been...
  • Fundings aims to create lasting change [Letter]

    I was pleased to read "Initiative aims to keep families off the street," regarding Human Services Programs of Carroll County's program to prevent homelessness among local families. The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently released its 25th annual KIDS...
  • Support of workforce training programs could, and should, go further

    Last week's enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, so long in the making, is a milestone. It makes important updates to our workforce training system and demonstrates national support for the expanded use of sector strategies that...
  • Students jump hurdles to achieve joint GED, A+ certification

    Students jump hurdles to achieve joint GED, A+ certification
    When Dorsey Brockington learned that he could get his GED diploma and receive a certification in information technology through one program, he jumped at the chance. "I was interested, so I joined," said Brockington, a resident of Randallstown. "I had...
  • Smartening Up On Approach To Young Offenders

    Two reports released this week establish Connecticut as a national leader in the trend to end the costly and counterproductive reliance on incarceration for youthful offenders. A Kids Count Data Snapshot released on Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey...
  • Texas vs. Connecticut: When It Comes To Kids, We Win

    Texas vs. Connecticut: When It Comes To Kids, We Win
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry came to Connecticut recently trying to convince businesses here that they'd be far better off moving to the Lone Star State. Maybe, unless those corporate types have children. According to this year's Kids Count ratings, Texas...
  • Florida is tied for worst record of employing teens

    Florida is tied for worst record of employing teens
    Florida is tied with California for having the worst record of employing teens: Only 18 percent have jobs, according to a new study released Monday. "At this rate, a generation will grow up with little early work experience, missing the chance to...
  • A hard road for the poor in need of cars

    A hard road for the poor in need of cars
    No car, no work. jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('div#series-box h4.last').html('Map: Alternatives for poor buyers'); }); That's the conclusion Lisa Twombly reached as she fought to hang on to her job as a caretaker for an elderly San...
  • New report gives Pennsylvania mixed grades for child-rearing.

     
    Pennsylvania gets mixed grades in a new, nationwide report on child-rearing, ranking near the top of states in education but in the middle of the pack for indicators on poverty and family stability. The new Kids Count report by the......
  • Child Poverty Rises in MI; Charities Struggle to Keep Up

    Child Poverty Rises in MI; Charities Struggle to Keep Up
    Hundreds of families packed into Veterans Park in Grand Rapids on Wednesday to get a free lunch provided by volunteers. "Everything is pretty much donated. We have 300 to 400 sandwiches. Every week, different church groups take their turns," said Tom...