Latest Ted Lempert Stories

2010-12-20 10:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the state's failure to prioritize kids, a comprehensive plan addressing the systemic education and health problems undermining children's development was delivered to California's incoming policymakers today. Authored by Children Now, the state's leading multi-issue research and advocacy group for children, The Children's Agenda details the top ten, high-priority, high-impact actions California policymakers should take to...

2010-01-04 10:00:00

State's Recovery Depends on Improvements to Children's Education and Health Status OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Significant changes to children's health care and education policies are required for California to regain its financial footing and safeguard its future economic competitiveness. These are among the findings of a new study released today from Children Now, a leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to assuring all children have the opportunity...

2009-01-06 07:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The issues weakening California children's well-being are also undermining the economic prosperity of the state as a whole. This is one of the key findings in a new study released today by Children Now, a leading nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to giving all children the opportunity to reach their full potential. The 2009 California Report Card: Setting the Agenda for Children shows that the current deficiencies in children's...

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.