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The DREAM can wait no longer - Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial, Karen Crompton

20 September 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010 "The DREAM Act is common sense legislation that is good for the students who qualify for it and good for our country. These young people are Americans in every way but their citizenship, and it helps…

Kids real winners in health reform - Salt Lake Tribune, August 28

01 September 2010
The Affordable Care Act is clearly a huge win for the nation’s youth. It will mean easier access to health coverage for Utah’s 55,000 uninsured children, more choices of coverage and better quality coverage, said Korey Capozza, a policy analyst…

The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2010 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released. Utah leads nation on two indicators.

26 July 2010
Utah ranked first nationally in the percentage of children in single-parent families in 2008, just as it has every year since 2000. Moreover, the share of children in the state living in these arrangements dropped during this period, from 21…

Help is on the way for families with sick (or recovering) kids, Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial

12 July 2010
Thanks to an early provision in the federal health reform law that goes into effect this fall, Utah families with sick kids will soon be able to purchase previously unattainable private health coverage. Under the new rules, insurers can no…

Don't underfund our children's future, Deseret News Guest Editorial

28 June 2010
This month the Census Bureau released its population estimates for 2009, including the population below age 18. Exactly half of the states (plus Washington, D.C.) have fewer children now than they had in 2000. Nationally, the number of children grew…

School Readiness: An Investment We Can't Pass Up, Salt Lake Tribune Guest Editorial

25 June 2010
Children who start behind, stay behind. Studies show that one of the most important predictors of third-grade test performance is school readiness at kindergarten entry. Indeed, research shows the achievement gap starts early, before children enter school. By the time…