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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
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin