SNAP ARRA Termination: Estimated county Impact of $166 million cut in Fiscal Year 2014
KaBOOM! Enfield children get a new place to play
While my sisters and I were home in New Jersey last month we decided it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane- literally. For us that meant strolling down the sidewalks of the town in which we grew up, ending with a stop at the local playground. Like so many other adults we can...
Action for Children's President and CEO Deborah Bryan speaks with UNC-TV about the organization's 30th anniversary
From Push Out to Lock Up: North Carolina's Accelerated School-to-Prison Pipeline
A good education is the foundation for successful life experiences. Children who graduate from high school have significantly brighter outcomes during adulthood. On measures of health, income and employment, adults who have completed more years of formal schooling consistently...
Healthy Women, Healthy Babies
All newborns deserve to grow and develop in good health. Babies who are born healthy and who are well-cared for have the best opportunity to thrive, get a strong start in life and a solid foundation for future academic, social and emotional skills. Healthy infancy and childhood begins with healthy...
2013 End of Session Summary
Click to view our roundup of legislative action for children during the 2013-2014 long legislative session.
Budget update: Final budget released
House and Senate leaders unveiled their compromise budget draft last night. The $20.6 billion spending plan represents a 2.5 percent increase over the current budget and includes the recently-passed tax plan reducing personal and corporate income tax rates.
Corporal Punishment in North Carolina Public Schools: Down, But Not Quite Out