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Where Does CHIP Stand Now?

For families, providers, advocates, state officials, governors, and members of Congress, September 30th was a significant day in the world of CHIP, the Children’s...

Boys Will Be (Real) Boys

A few weeks ago, a friend stumbled across a picture of her 10-year-old son and his younger cousin that threw her for a loop. While...

First Focus Statement on the Child Tax Credit

  Last week, officials from the White House, Senate and House of Representatives  (known as the “Big Six”) released a framework for overhauling the tax...

Interstate Adoptions Heading for the Fast Lane

A bipartisan trio of senators are pushing a bill to provide funding and resources for onboarding every state to electronic data—sharing systems for interstate foster placements...

Back-to-School Anxiety for Children With Dyslexia

Back-to-school can be a stressful time of year for both children and parents. Adding learning differences to the equation can increase levels of stress...

Child Breadwinners in the Shadows and the Courts

In Camden, New Jersey, young children and youths face community violence, struggling schools, family problems, and poverty on a daily basis. They navigate a city...

Why Is English So Hard to Read?

Learning to read does not happen as naturally or at as young an age as learning to speak. Children need to intentionally work on literacy...

DACA: Leaving Families in Limbo

Gabriela Pedroza remembers exactly where she was in June 2012 when she heard President Obama explain the immigration policy changes that would become the...

Why Kids Need Risk, Fear, and Excitement in Play

“Be careful!” “Not so high!” “Stop that!” Concerned parents can often be heard urging safety when children are at play. Recent research suggests that this...

The Silence of the Children (Locked Away in the Secret Archives...

New York lawmakers last week closed their 2017 session in “legislative hell,” as one Senator called it, without resolving a number of important issues,...