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Declines in Cancer Death Rates Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 1999-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics

Presents trends in death rates by gender and race and by 5-year age groupings.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Child Support Enforcement and the Hague Convention on Recovery of International Child Support

Categories: Children,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

Many foreign countries will not enforce U.S. child support orders in the absence of a treaty obligation.  This report describes recent actions that provide a stronger basis  for foreign government support of such orders.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2015

Categories: Children,Elderly,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics

The SPM extends the official poverty measure by measuring the effect of government assistance programs.  Reports that under the SPM measure 45.7 million individuals in the U.S. fell below the poverty line in 2015 including 11.9 million children and 6.5 million adults age 65+.  From the Census Bureau


SSI Recipients by State and County 2015

Categories: Children,Disability,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Provides information about the number of recipients and amount of benefits received by state and county for the Supplemental Security Income Program, which provides cash assistance to low-income aged, blind, or disabled persons.  From the Social Security Administration


Head Start Performance Standards

Categories: Children,Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

Text of the final rule which revised the Head Start Standards.  From the Office of the Federal Register and the Children and Families Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services


HHS Announces New Standards to Further Strengthen the Quality of Head Start Programs

Categories: Children,Education,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Laws/Regulations

Press release about the major changes included in the new regulations for the Head Start Program.  Highlights of the new standards include raising teacher requirements, increasing the amount of time children spend in classes, affirming the role of parents as leaders, and strengthening comprehensive services.  From the Children and Families Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services

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Reports of Bullying and Other Unfavorable Conditions at School

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Education,Guns,Statistics,Youth

Results of a national survey which is used to track trends in bullying and other unfavorable conditions in or related to school.  Covers such conditions as presence of gangs, guns in school, availability of drugs and alcohol, and hate-related graffiti.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Trends in Hate-Related Words at School Among Students Ages 12 to 18

Categories: Children,Education,Statistics,Youth

Looks at trends in students who reported being called a hate-related word or seeing hate-related graffiti at school.  Instances of both had declined from 2001 to 2013.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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