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Education, Poverty and the Achievement Gap

Lincoln Public Schools has consistently reported Nebraska’s high graduation rates throughout the past decade.

So, why do we have such a wide achievement gap?

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Posted in Middle Childhood

More Than a Mommy Issue: The Lack of Childcare in Nebraska Impacts Our Economy

According to Marti Beard, Associate Vice President of Early Childhood Programs at Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, a lack of early childcare is more than just a mommy issue.

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Prevention Begins with Connection: Looking Back at the Get Connected 2019 Nebraska Afterschool Conference

Prevention begins with connection. In place of problems, community leaders start solving issues by stopping them. Kids and youth need to feel connected to each other, their community, and their passions to stay out of trouble and remain motivated. And

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Posted in Middle Childhood, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

More than a Memory: Looking Back at Changemakers and Forward to the Changes We’re Making

KETV’s Julie Cornell challenged us to picture a world without poverty.

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Posted in Early Childhood, Middle Childhood, News and Events, Teen/Early Adulthood

Newly Released Interactive Map Puts Vital Community Data at Users’ Fingertips

ree, interactive tool, the Nebraska Community Opportunity Map, is now live, ensuring that policymakers and other stakeholders will have centralized, easy-to-navigate access to data that’s vital to making decisions about resource allocation, service delivery, emergency planning, city planning, and other critical functions.

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Posted in Early Childhood, News and Events, Systems, Teen/Early Adulthood

Carpooling with Communities: Driving Our Early Childhood Initiative Home

As working parents, we may feel conflicted by the time spent away from our children. Are they in good hands? Will they be engaged, not plopped in front of the TV? Are they happy? Do they miss us?  For parents

Posted in Early Childhood, News and Events

More than a Meeting: NAIMH Reminds Us that Infant Mental Health is Important

The Nebraska Association of Infant Mental Health, NAIMH, is a diverse group of individuals and organizations that come together regularly to strategize on behalf of infant and early childhood mental health in Nebraska. Eleven members recently met at the Crane

Posted in Early Childhood, News and Events
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