HCFANY’s Children, Youth, and Families Task Force gathered in Albany on Wednesday, December 11th to share updates about several key issues. Over 30 task force members were there, from consumer advocacy organizations, Navigator networks, and other organizations dedicated to the health of children and families. Here’s a rundown of the meeting highlights:
A few weeks ago, one of our staffers received a plea from a friend on Facebook – the Child Guidance Clinic in Meriden had more families in need this season than they could provide for and Clinic staffers were reaching … Continue reading →
Check out our infographic on education funding. This is a quick and simple way to see where funding for Arkansas P-12 education comes from, how it's used, and AACF's recommendations for how to support low-income students effectively. The state invests about 60 percent of its state budget in public schools and higher education. It's important we make sure that funding is used in ways to support all Arkansas students. A well-educated workforce is the key to Arkansas's future.
Too many children come to school hungry, tired and ill-prepared to learn. More than half of Oklahoma kids in poverty are living with a single parent, many of whom are holding down two or more jobs just to make ends meet. Many of these children don’t have the benefit of an adult helping them with their homework, much less the use of books or a home computer.
-State Superintendent Janet Barresi (Source: http://bit.ly/18LGs4D)
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