Action for Children in the News
Guilford County offers students many chances to attend excellent schools, especially at the secondary level.
Cumberland County schools report narrowing race gap in student test scores, Fayetteville Observer, (08.07.2012)
Cumberland County schools are closing the achievement gap between white and black students, a school administrator said Tuesday.
The Associated Press North Carolina ranks 34th in the U.S. in terms of the overall well-being of its children, according to the Kids Count survey released Wednesday.
The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that one in four North Carolina children live in poverty. The level of North Carolina children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment jumped to 35 percent in 2010.
Editorial - Jobs are obvious solution to help families meet basic needs, Wilmington Star (07.28.2012)
That nearly one in four children in our state is living in poverty should be a source of shame for all North Carolinians. It also should be a source of grave concern. Poverty is more than a matter of being able to afford material goods. Lack of money can place severe hardships on families to the point where keeping a roof over the head and food on the table is a constant struggle.
New predictions from economists and academics that poverty could reach its highest level since 1965 are troubling. Despite that, the plight of the poor has been given short-shrift by politicians.
2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows Improvements in Health and Education, Declines in Economic Security for North Carolina's Children, Public School Forum of North Carolina The Friday Report (07.27.2012)
The 23rd annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, indicates that while North Carolina has significant progress left to make in overall child well-being, the state's investments of the last years in health and education for children have delivered results. The 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book offers a view of child well-being through an analysis of 16 indicators, grouped into four overall categories: Health, Economic Well-Being, Education, and Family and Community.