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ERIC Number: ED514649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-20
Pages: 108
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
California Report Card 2011: Setting the Agenda for Children
Mindnich, Jessica; Kennedy, Brian; Schutjer-Mance, Kristi
Children Now
This year's "Report Card" breaks new ground by providing "The Children's Agenda", which details the top ten high-priority, high-impact actions California policymakers should take to reverse the declining status of children. It's clear any sound plan to revitalize the state must prioritize children's development. California's history backs this up, as do countless examples from across the nation and around the world. And yet, for decades, the state has failed to do so. Topics covered in the "Agenda" include a comprehensive P-to-12th-grade education reform and revenue package, coordinating and streamlining the delivery of children's services, effectively implementing federal health care reform and reducing childhood obesity rates, among others. All of which reflect deep documentation and the collective expertise of the children's policy field. As in previous years, the "Report Card" analyzes and grades the key domains of children's well-being. This year's grades range from Ds for K-12, Oral Health and Integrated Services to the only B achieved, a B+ for Afterschool, giving the state an overall grade point average of C- (or 1.69). (Contains 485 endnotes.) [This paper was written with the assistance of Samuel Chun, Alexandria Ludlow, Tim Morrison and Krista Olson. For the 2010 report, see ED509740.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Children Now