2020 Editions

Supporting Thriving Students: School-Community Partnerships (01/20)

2019 Editions

Critical Issues in Child Care: Social and Emotional Support (10/19)

Addressing High School Graduation Challenges for Michigan’s Foster Care Population (6/19)

Recognizing Students’ Needs to Improve High School Graduation Rates (6/19)

Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention in Michigan (3/19)

Critical Issues in Foster Care: Aging Out of Foster Care (3/19)

Critical Issues in Foster Care: Kinship Caregivers (1/19)

 2018 Election Editions

Child Care Matters: Use this Election Season to Uplift High-Quality Child Care and Expanded Learning (8/18)

Families Matter: Using This Election Season to Build Better Support for Families (8/18)

Foster Care Matters: Use this Election Season to Make Good On Our Promise to Children, Youth and Families (8/18)

Learning Matters: Use this Election Season to Help All Kids Thrive and Achieve in School (8/18)

Mental Health Matters: Using this Election Season to Promote Mental Health and Well-Being (8/18)

2018 Editions

Helping All Kids Thrive and Achieve in School (8/18)

Responsibly Legislating Marijuana Legalization (6/18)

Critical Issues in Foster Care: Children’s Assurance of Quality Foster Care (6/18)

Fighting Trauma With Public Policy (5/18)

Medicaid Work Requirements: A Non-Starter for Children and Families (5/18)

Fostering Stronger and Safer Schools and Communities in Michigan (3/18)

Preventing Abuse and Neglect: The Michigan Children’s Trust Fund CAN Councils (1/18)

2017 Editions

Critical Issues in Foster Care: Kinship Caregivers (11/17)

Critical Issues in Foster Care: Federal Update (NEW UPDATE 10/17)

Supporting Children’s Learning Outside the Classroom (9/2017)

Recognizing Students’ Needs to Improve High School Graduation Rates: 2015-16 School Year Update (4/2017)

2017 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book: Using Data To Inform Current Policy Priorities (4/2017)

Early On® Michigan Funding Creates Inequity in Services and Limits Cost Savings (3/2017)

Medicaid Per-Capita Caps: The Wrong Approach for Children, Youth and Families in Michigan (3/2017)

Child Care and Expanded Learning Keep Parents Working and Kids Learning (1/2017)

2016 Election Editions

Ensuring College and Career Readiness: Supporting High School Graduation Matters This Election Season (8/2016)

Supporting Children’s Learning Outside the Classroom: High Quality Child Care and Expanded Learning Options Matter This Election Season (8/2016)

How Will Candidates Ensure That Children Thrive And Parents Move Ahead? Using This Election Season to Build Better Support for Families (6/2016)

2016 Editions

Ensuring Children Thrive While Parents Move Ahead: How Public Policies Can Lead to Increased Opportunities for Michigan’s Families (6/2016)

Recognizing Students’ Needs to Improve High School Graduation Rates (5/2016)

Early On® Michigan Early Intervention: Supporting Infants, Toddlers and Their Families – January 2016 Update (1/2016)

2015 Editions

Making Michigan a Top 10 Education State by Shrinking the Learning Gap (8/2015)

Improving Third Grade Reading in Michigan – What’s Next (6/2015)

Expanded Learning Opportunities Are Critical to Improve 3rd Grade Reading (3/2015)

Family Literacy: Equipping Parents and Children with Literacy Skills for Lifelong Success (3/2015)

The Facts About High School Graduation Rates and Why It Matters to Policy Makers 2013‐14 School Year Update (3/2015)

Early On® Michigan Early Intervention: Supporting Infants, Toddlers and Their Families (3/2015)

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2015:  Using Data To Inform Current Policy Priorities (3/2015)

Critical Issues in Foster Care: Connecting the Voices of Youth with Real Policy Change (1/2015)

2014 Editions

CCDBG Reauthorization and What This Means for Michigan (11/19/2014)

FamilySpeak: A Focus on Two-Generation Strategies (10/2014)

Ensuring Children Thrive While Parents Move Ahead: How Public Policies Can Lead to Increased Opportunities for Michigan’s Families (10/2014) – this brief originally appeared in the National Black Child Development Institute’s report Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Michigan

Make Michigan Children Count This Election Season (7/22/2014)

Supporting Michigan’s Working Families: Opportunities through Child Care Tax Credits (7/15/2014)

High School Graduation Matters to Policymaking in Michigan 2012‐13 School Year Update (6/19/2014)

2014 Election Editions

Ensuring Children Thrive While Parents Move Ahead: The Importance of Two-Generation Strategies This Election Season (8/2014)

Why High Quality Child Care Matters This Election Season (8/2014)

Expanding Learning Opportunities for Michigan’s Most Challenged Children and Youth (8/2014)

Why Early Childhood Matters this Election Season and the Work Remaining (8/2014)

The Facts about High School Graduation Rates and Why It Matters to Policy Makers (7/2014)

2013 Editions

Quality Improvement Efforts and Opportunities in Michigan’s Child Care System (12/2013)

A Healthy Start for Children Promises a Healthier Future for Us All: Reducing Infant Mortality in Michigan (4/26/2013)

The Education Achievement Authority:  Plans for Helping Failing Schools and Things Left Undone (3/26/2013)

Racial Disparities in High School Graduation Update (3/27/2013)

2012 Editions

Public Education Finance Project: Does the Latest Education Reform Proposal Promote Educational Equity? (12/2012)

Linking Early Childhood to the Early Elementary Years to Improve Student Outcomes and Reduce the Achievement Gap (11/2012)

Where Michigan Children Stand This Election Season (10/2012)

Racial Disparities in High School Graduation Update (9/20/2012)

Making Children a Priority in the 2012 Elections (7/2012)

From Cradle to Career: Growing Michigan’s Workforce From the Start (7/2012)

From Cradle to Career: Providing Paths to Graduation for a Brighter Future (7/2012)

The Third Grade Reading Benchmark: What It Means for Equity within the Birth through Third Grade Continuum (6/2012)

Investing in Infants and Young Children: The Foundation for Educational Success and Economic Prosperity in Michigan (3/2012)

What We Know About After School (3/2012)

Racial Disparities in High School Graduation Update (2/16/2012)

Building Michigan’s Future Workforce (2/2012)

2011 Editions

Great Progress on a Great Start (11/2011)

Threats to the Next Generation: Why Children are Hardest Hit by Cuts in the Safety Net (8/2011)

State Funded Preschool Program Critical to Closing the Educational Achievement Gap (8/2011)

Eliminating Disparities in Infant Mortality Critical to a Healthy Start (8/2011)

Michigan’s Changing Demographics and the Future (8/2011)

Bullying and School Safety: Encouraging a Model Policy Through Comprehensive Legislation (7/5/2011)

The Education Achievement System:  Plans for Helping Failing Schools in 2011 and Things Left Undone (6/30/11)

Update on State and Federal Early Childhood Developments (6/30/2011)

Keeping the Promise: Wrapping Communities Around Schools (5/2011)

Does College Enrollment Constitute Success? Measuring Post-secondary Access and Success of Michigan’s Foster Care Youth (5/2011)

Great Start Collaboratives in Michigan (4/11/2011)

Racial Disparities in High School Graduation (2/16/2011)

Kids Count in Michigan Data Book 2010: The Education ConnectionPublic Policy Connections Needed For Educational Success (2/2011)

“How can we strengthen after school advocacy?”
Increase collaboration among afterschool advocates toward increasing investment in after school and summer learning programs.

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