Tag: child well-being

Students in the ‘homework gap’ struggle to complete online homework assignments. Here’s what you need to know. See more national education news here

| June 18, 2019
Students in the ‘homework gap’ struggle to complete online homework assignments. Here’s what you need to know. See more national education news here

A new report indicates up to 3 million students in the United States struggle to stay on top of homework because they have no access to the internet at home.

According to The Associated Press, these students exist in a “homework gap,” where 17 percent of students in the U.S. don’t have access to a computer at home, while 18 percent of students don’t have access to the internet.

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High Childhood Poverty Rate in Coconino County Affects Overall Well-being

| July 27, 2015
High Childhood Poverty Rate in Coconino County Affects Overall Well-being

A nationwide study released by KidsCount ranked Arizona 46th for the well-being of children, the same rank it received last year. In Coconino County, about 28 percent of children live in poverty, slightly higher than the state rate of 26 percent, according to the study.

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Arizona Leaders Can Take Action to Improve Conditions for Kids

| July 27, 2015
Arizona Leaders Can Take Action to Improve Conditions for Kids

Arizona has a new opportunity to improve this ranking. Due to a $20 million federal grant, plans are underway to expand high quality preschool programs for four-year-old children living in high need communities. For more information click HERE.

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Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

| June 29, 2015
Investments in kids down more than 9%: Children’s Budget 2015

Children’s Budget 2015 offers a detailed guide to federal spending on children and serves as an invaluable resource for those seeking to improve the lives of America’s youth:

7.9 percent of the 2015 federal budget is invested in children;
Overall federal spending on children has declined 9.4 percent (adjusting for inflation) from 2011 to 2015, a higher rate than overall spending cuts of 4 percent.

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New brief: Families at the Nexus of Housing and Child Welfare

| December 3, 2014
New brief: Families at the Nexus of Housing and Child Welfare

New brief: Families at the Nexus of Housing and Child Welfare Research on the relationship between housing and child welfare has consistentlyfound a higher rate of child welfare system involvement among families that are homeless or otherwise precariously housed than among low income families with stable housing. Studies also show that housing problems are common […]

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