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Iowa Ranks 3rd in Latest National KIDS COUNT Child Well-Being Report

Posted on 07/22/2014 at 3:23 PM
Iowa ranks third nationally in the 2014 national KIDS COUNT report on child well-being, up four places from the position the state held in 2013. The 25th edition of the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, compares and ranks the 50 states on...

Summer program offers fun, learning

Posted on 07/21/2014 at 4:02 PM
Hooray for summer fun and learning! Kids in 1st through 5th grades are participating in a summer program at Martin Luther King Park in Des Moines, coordinated by the Child and Family Policy Center and funded by United Way of Central Iowa. The program is part of CFPC’s Urban Core initiative,...

Steps forward in '14 more ahead?

Posted on 05/07/2014 at 4:05 PM
The Iowa Fiscal Partnership, a joint public policy analysis initiative of CFPC and the Iowa Policy Project, released the following statement today about the 2014 session of the Iowa Legislature: Iowa families took a couple of important steps forward during the just-completed legislative session, while more — and more significant...

Want to end poverty? Start with children

Posted on 03/16/2014 at 12:25 PM
This year is the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty. It's a key moment to raise poverty as a public issue, according to CFPC executive director Charles Bruner. His piece, "Want to end poverty?" ran Sunday in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. In it, Bruner argued for multiple actions and...

Senator Tom Harkin holds Des Moines field hearing on early-childhood programs

Posted on 03/10/2014 at 1:29 PM
CFPC staff members were in attendance at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, entitled "Doing What's Right: Preparing Iowa's Children for Success in School and Beyond." The hearing was held on March 10 at Mitchell Early Learning Center in Des Moines. Speakers...
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