Describes and analyzes the results of a 2004 military family survey of child care need and child care choices, defining outcomes of potential interest to DoD and their effect on readiness and retention.
The population of New Orleans will likely reach about 272,000 in September 2008 – amounting to 56 percent of the population before Hurricane Katrina struck. A key factor determining how quickly people can return to the city is the availability of housing.
Evidence is mixed on whether there is a shortage of publicly funded, group-based programs for children outside of school and on whether such programs improve academic achievement, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today.
Now that California schools have access to up to $550 million in new assistance annually under Proposition 49 to fund after-school programs, wise choices need to be made to ensure the money will be used for programs that give children the maximum benefit, writes Megan Beckett in an commentary.