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ERIC Number: ED603021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 96
Abstractor: ERIC
2020 California Children's Report Card: A Survey of Kids' Well-Being and Roadmap for the Future
Children Now
California has long been on the cutting edge of social and political change. This trendsetting continues today on issues from addressing climate change to supporting immigrant communities to ensuring equal rights for all. But, when reviewing the grades of this year's California Children's Report Card, it is difficult not to ask the question: why is California failing to be a leader when it comes to kids? The "California Children's Report Card" grades the state on its ability to support better outcomes for kids, from prenatal to age 26. Each grade is based on the state's progress (or lack thereof) on passing and implementing state-level policies and making investments in the supports and services needed for all kids to reach their full potential. The Pro-Kid Agenda provides recommendations to the state's leaders on how to improve outcomes for kids in each section. Today's kids face too many barriers to accessing the quality supports and services they need to reach their full potential. California must take swift action to break down these barriers, first and foremost for children of color, and then by addressing the intersectional impacts of poverty, immigration status, gender, sexual orientation, and foster care system involvement. The report card is organized into the following sections: (1) Health; (2) Education; (3) Family Supports; (4) Child Welfare; and (5) Adolescents & Transition Age Youth.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: Children Now
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A