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Coming in 8th – or how Nebraska’s KIDS COUNT rank doesn’t tell the whole story

The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s National KIDS COUNT Data Book was released on Monday.  The Data Book provides policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being that in turn can enrich local, state, and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children.  This book presents the latest trends in…...

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The KIDS COUNT National Data Book is coming!

If you follow Voices for Children in Nebraska, you undoubtedly hear a lot about the Kids Count in Nebraska Report, but you may not know much about the national report.  The National Data Book takes data from all 50 states, compares states, and provides a ranking.  This report can easily…...

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School Breakfast Availability

Voices for Children in Nebraska is working with senators on an interim study looking into the school breakfast program in Nebraska.  Before we can encourage senators to increase participation of this program, it is important to know how many schools and districts offer a school breakfast program currently. As of…...

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Cost of Child Care

Access to quality child care is of paramount importance to the 56% of Nebraska families where all adults in the household are in the labor force (American Community Survey, 2011). LB 507 has taken steps toward ensuring the quality of child care and increasing affordability for the Nebraska families with low…...

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Juvenile incarceration and race

At Voices for Children, we have begun a journey to investigate race and equity issues in Nebraska and how we can better tell the story of ALL Nebraska kids.  In order to do that, we need to take a look at some data and break it down by race.  Doing this breakdown…...

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The sequester’s impact in Nebraska, Part 7: What’s next

In this seventh and final post on the federal sequester’s impact on Nebraska’s kids we will take a look at what we can expect to happen next with the federal sequester.  See the first six posts in the sequester series here: Sequester Overview, Head Start, Education, Public Health,  Child Care, and Economic Stability. The…...

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The sequester’s impact in Nebraska, Part 6: Economic Stability

In the sixth post on the federal sequester’s impact on Nebraska’s kids we will investigates cuts to programs that assist low-income families on their path to economic self-sufficiency.  See the first five posts in the sequester series here: Sequester Overview, Head Start, Education, Public Health, and Child Care. We want all families to…...

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The sequester’s impact in Nebraska, Part 5: Child Care

In the fifth post on the federal sequester’s impact on Nebraska’s kids we will investigates cuts to child care.  See the first four posts in the sequester series here: Sequester Overview, Head Start, Education, and Public Health. As a result of the sequester, Nebraska will lose $716,623 in funding for the Child…...

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The sequester’s impact in Nebraska, Part 4: Public Health

This is the fourth post in the federal sequester’s impact on Nebraska’s kids.  See the first three posts here: Sequester Overview, Head Start, and Education.  In addition to cuts to children’s education, sequestration will impact Nebraska’s children in many other ways, one of which is public health. The White House estimates Nebraska…...

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The sequester’s impact in Nebraska, Part 3: Education

This is the third post in the federal sequester’s impact on Nebraska’s kids.  See the first two post here: Sequester Overview and Head Start.  Today we will delve into the anticipated impacts of the sequester on teachers, schools, and education for children with disabilities....

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