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The State budget for college education has been cut, leading to higher tuition fees. This reports various ways to make higher education debt free in the state.
Quality preschool improves children’s educational outcomes into the elementary grades. Good programs with wraparound childcare anchor family financial stability today by enabling parents to work. Yet too few Cincinnati children have access to a good preschool or any preschool at all. A levy on this November’s ballot seeks to change that by adding new local funding source to available resources for both preschool and K-12 education.
This report evaluates the kids count program in Michigan which has tracked children's education, health, personal information since 1992. The report finds kids who expereience disparities continue to grade lowere on reading and math. They find the child poverty rate is decresing,but the cost of childcare is high and remains a challenge. The report highlights the need for greater funding for healthcare and education for children.
This report summarizes key opportunities and barriers for Boys and Men of Color(BMoC) in allied health professions. Through a literature review and interviews with key stakeholders, we have identified three areas — public K-12 education, the juvenile justice system, and men’s health — that have significant impacts. By coordinating state and regional efforts, California can increase the diversity of its health sector while simultaneously creating a viable solution to chronic unemployment in communities of color. Recommendations include: (1) Creating a trust fund for sustained, long-term funding for linked-learning pathway programs for BMoC; (2) Creating industry buy-in to support linked-learning pathway programs in partnership with hospitals, health insurance providers, and health clinics; (3) Adjusting employment law to assess criminal background information on an individual basis, rather than being a blanket barrier to employment; (4) Creating targeted hiring agreements with local governments and health sector employers to encourage BMoC employment, and (5) Attending to the physical, emotional, and mental health of BMoC in employment and linked-learning programs.
This report finds that girls of color are more likely to be suspended from school. This results in them losing interest in class, lower grades, behavior problems, mistrust of adults, and increased risk of ending up in the juvenile justice system.
This ordinance creates a ballot measure to approve a property tax levy to fund a Families and Education Subfund. The proceeds will fund educational and developmental services, preschool and early childhood education, family support, family involvement services, middle school support, out of school activities, support for at-risk youth, student health services, evaluation of programs, and school crossing guards.
Instead of investing in education, job training, infrastructure and innovation, Ohio and many Ohio municipalities are giving away revenue needed to make those investments in the form of incentive packages. The incentive bidding pits states and cities against each other in a “race to the bottom.” It was on full display with the Amazon HQ relocation. As incentives continue to expand, the patchwork of oversight laws leaves too many accountability gaps. This allows corporations and developers to leverage not just states or cities against each other to get generous tax deals even to the point of locating in different abated areas within the same city. This was demonstrated most recently in the CoverMyMeds abatement negotiations in Columbus, during which it was reported that the software company suggested it would move to an area of Columbus, where it could receive an abatement that would not require school board approval, if the school wouldn’t accept the agreement.
This local law establishes "green building" design standards for certain building construction and rehabilitation projects funded through the City's capital budget with the intent of reducing the City's electricity and water consumption, reducing air pollution, improving occupant health and worker productivity, and encouraging the development of green building in the private market. Among the types of projects covered are schools, hospitals, libraries, cultural institutions, courts, and administrative buildings, but residential projects assisted by City capital funds are not included. The Mayor is given the authority to exempt up to 20% of the value of the capital work in a given year within the different categories of capital work and accompanying design standards as defined by the bill. Reporting requirements are also established.
This report contains hundreds of specific policy reforms spanning eight broad areas of local government policy and responsibility: economic development and job creation; infrastructure; municipal revenue; job standards; housing; education; health; and civil rights. In each area, the report first describes the importance of taking action on it and the general goals of progressive policy. Second, the report describes key proven strategies for reaching those goals and identifies several specific steps that cities can take toward their effective implementation within those strategies, citing specific examples in each case.
Girls who are pregnent are more likely to be pushed out of school due to a discouraging environment, lack of support, punitive absence and policies, need for accommodations, inaccessible homebound instruction, unequal alternative, and lack of child care. Policymakers should provide technical assistance to school, ensure they have same access to educational opportunity, and provide funds.