1. Ending Family Homelessness Webinar

    Ending Family Homelessness Webinar


    Webinar spotlights new research examining the needs and characteristics of homeless children and families, and it explores the supports and services necessary to move toward ending family homelessness. View the recording.

  2. Children's Budget 2014

    Children's Budget Summit


    Children's Budget 2014 offers a detailed look at nearly 200 federal investments in children. Download today.

  3. Leaders from Every State Say Act Now to Protect CHIP

    Leaders from Every State Say Act Now to Protect CHIP


    More than 400 national, state, and local organizations sent a letter to President Barack Obama and congressional leadership, urging action this year to protect the health of millions of children by protecting funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. Learn more.

  4. Will They Invest in Children?

    Children in the 2015 Federal Budget


    The federal Fiscal Year 2015 budget process has begun. Learn how children fared in President Obama's budget proposal and congressional budget debates. Learn more.

  5. Kids' Share 2013

    Download Kids' Share 2013


    A new Urban Institute analysis of federal spending and tax investments in children, Kids' Share 2013 offers alarming insights about the trend in federal investments in kids and the direction of future policy. It also underscores the importance of timely issues, like the federal tax reform debate, for America's children. Download Kids' Share 2013.

  • Ending Family Homelessness Webinar
  • Children's Budget
  • Leaders from Every State Say Act Now to Protect CHIP
  • Will They Invest in Children?
  • Kids' Share 2013
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Department of Education Educator Equity Initiative

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On July 7, 2014, the U.S.

Legal Protections for Unaccompanied Minors in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2008

The recent influx of unaccompanied children coming into the United States has increased scrutiny on laws that address the processing and legal rights of this population.

Children's Budget 2014

The federal government makes more than 180 distinct investments in children. These include traditional “children’s” initiatives, like education and child abuse and neglect prevention.

Closing the Summer Nutrition and Academic Gaps

Thursday, June 12, 2014

June marks the end of the school year for most students in Kindergarten through 12th grade and the beginning of summer break.

School Meals Fact Sheet

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This fact sheet highlights some of the improvements to child nutrition and the school food environment through the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Letter to Department of Education on Charter School Civil Rights

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

First Focus sent this letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights at the Department of Education, to thank her for her leadership in sending a dear colleague to charter school oper

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Improving Kids Eating Habits May Take Time, but Healthy School Meals are Critical

July 23, 2014
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Over the last decade, many local and federal officials have worked to make the food served to our children in schools healthier so that all…

Advocates Rally to Protect Refugee Children

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Empowering Educators to Combat Sex Trafficking

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