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December 7, 2020 NYC will open only elementary schools for in-person learning. Should NJ follow its lead? | Burlington County Times 

November 15, 2020 Business, Clergy Leaders Call for Immigrant COVID Aid in New Jersey | Insider NJ

November 5, 2020 Voters say ‘yes’ to constitutional rewrite that could leave NJ minorities underrepresented | NJ Spotlight 

October 27, 2020 Newark reports 89% attendance rate in September as some students disconnect during remote learning | Chalkbeat Newark

September 30, 2020 Census Count Extended, Though Probably Only Until Monday | NJ 101.5

September 30, 2020 Poll shows NJ parents of young children are leaving their jobs over child care needs | Courier Post

September 29, 2020 NJ census takers push to make up gaps in undercounted urban areas ASAP | NJ Spotlight

September 23, 2020 NJ Eased Its Attendance Rules During The Pandemic. Then Newark Said 99.8% Of Students Were Present. |

September 12, 2020 ACNJ: Budget Resolution Aims to Expand Child Care for Infants and Toddlers | Insider NJ

September 3, 2020 Will NJ Have A New Largest City? Newark And Jersey City Scramble To Count Everyone As Census Window Closes | Gothamist

August 30, 2020 Murphy budget tries to keep lead water promise. But lead paint program faces steep cut. |

August 24, 2020 As NJ schools rush to remote learning, working parents ask: Who will care for my child? | New Jersey Herald

August 14, 2020 10 questions, 10 minutes and 10 years of impact: Paterson and the census |

August 11, 2020 Fund for Women and Girls hosts discussion on realities of childcare during the COVID-19 crisis |

August 9, 2020 Remote learning has NJ parents so desperate, they’re putting older kids into child care | New Jersey Herald

August 6, 2020 Is politics driving 2020 census to undercount NJ residents? | NJTV News

August 6, 2020 Kangaroo Kids is Advocating for New Jersey’s Youngest Learners |

July 30, 2020 Mercer County Groups Discuss Cost Of Daycare Reopening | 

July 29, 2020 Most People Are Filling Out the Census, Just Not Those NJ Says Most Need To Be Counted | NJ Spotlight

July 20, 2020 Tackle NJ Black Infant Death Gap By Training Docs, Lawmakers Say | 

July 1, 2020 New Jersey Labor Commissioner Joins Time to Care Coalition to Celebrate Improvements to Paid Family & Medical Leave Programs Starting July 1, 2020 | Insider NJ

July 1, 2020 NJ expands family and medical leave benefits: What it means, what it costs | NJ 101.5

June 23, 2020 The good and bad of child well-being in New Jersey | NJ 101.5

June 19, 2020 NJ may halt project to replace lead water pipes, blaming the economic hit from coronavirus |

June 11, 2020 NJ in top half of states for babies, with room to improveNJ 101.5

June 2, 2020 Single mom overcame homelessness, domestic violence. Then coronavirus forced her to quit the job she loved. |

June 2, 2020 Fewer teens having babies but birth rates still higher in south jersey | NJ 101.5

May 28, 2020 NJ camps and daycare centers want COVID-19 recovery answers | NJ 101.5

May 25, 2020 As economy reopens, many parents face tough childcare choices | NJTV

May 22, 2020 As N.J. city battles coronavirus, it’s still fixing last year’s lead crisis |

May 18, 2020 Age-Out Angels with Greg Rapport | Age-Out Angels

May 14, 2020 A Look at Childcare During and After COVID-19 | One-on-One With Steve Adubato

May 14, 2020 Advocates Say Pandemic Proves Childcare System is Unaffordable, Unfair | NJ 101.5

May 8, 2020 Here are members of Murphy’s Restart and Recovery Advisory Council | ROI-NJ

May 2, 2020 Ensuring children’s health and safety during state of emergency is paramount says Dunn | TapInto

Apr. 30, 2020 Ensuring Children’s Health and Safety During State of Emergency is Paramount | Parsippany Focus

Apr. 27, 2020 This is your city, this is my city (L.A. PARKER COLUMN) | The Trentonian

Apr. 23, 2020 Newark schools are still serving free meals. Why aren’t more families taking them? | Chalkbeat Newark

Apr. 6, 2020 Take the #CensusSelfie challenge |

Apr. 2, 2020 Calls to N.J. child abuse hotline amid coronavirus have dropped — for the wrong reasons |

Mar. 29, 2020 Special education concerns still being worked out as families adapt to home instruction | The Press of Atlantic City

Mar. 27, 2020 NJ Focusing Day Care on Children of Those on COVID-19 Front Lines | NJ Spotlight

Mar. 27, 2020 With Census Outreach Stymied by Health Emergency, Advocates Turn to Internet, Social Media | NJ Spotlight

Mar. 26, 2020 NJ focusing day care on the children of those on the COVID-19 front lines | NJTV

Mar. 19, 2020 Stuck at home because of coronavirus? Fill out the Census online! |

Mar. 6, 2020 Hundreds of thousands of kids could be missed by the 2020 Census. These N.J. towns will be affected most. |

Mar. 4, 2020 Community Foundation of New Jersey Commits $100,000 to Census 2020 Efforts | TapInto

Mar. 3, 2020 Community Foundation of New Jersey Commits $100,000 to Census 2020 Efforts | Insider NJ

Feb. 29, 2020 The good news? Fewer kids are living in poverty. The bad news? STD rates are way up. |

Feb. 28, 2020 Murphy Eager to Share Good News About $300M Boost in School Aid | NJ Spotlight

Feb. 25, 2020 NJ Pumps Up Its Efforts for Complete Count on 2020 Census | NJ Spotlight

Feb. 18, 2020 Federal Judge Next Up in Disputes Over Special-Ed Kids | NJ Spotlight

Feb. 13, 2020 Booker, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand School Nutrition Education | Gloucester City News

Feb. 13, 2020 Booker, Cornyn Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Expand School Nutrition Education | Insider NJ

Feb. 3, 2020 Mosquera on Resolutions Promoting Awareness and Involvement in 2020 Census | Insider NJ

Jan. 29, 2020 Murphy Moves on Juvenile Justice Reform, Ahead of His Own Task Force | NJ Spotlight

Jan. 27, 2020 Everyone counts: Newark school district is helping more parents participate in the census | Chalkbeat

Jan. 24, 2020 Paterson counts — 2020 Census accuracy is critical for the city and its services |

Jan. 9, 2020 Fill out your census form! | Jewish Standard

Jan. 8, 2020 As lead levels fall in NJ drinking water, Suez will replace more pipes |

Dec. 23, 2019 Hudson County is working hard to count everyone in the 2020 census. It won’t be easy. | The Jersey Journal

Dec. 18, 2019 League of Women Voters announces YB Counted contest winners | Press of Atlantic City

Dec. 13, 2019 Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) honors Camden Resident Carl Boyd | TapInto

Dec. 12, 2019 Working to Overcome Census Limitations to Make New Jersey’s Count Count | NJ Spotlight

Dec. 11, 2019 MSU’s Naome Dunnell honored for child care advocacy |

Dec. 3, 2019 Executive Word: Stand Up and Be Counted | New Jersey School Boards Association

Dec. 3, 2019 Census 2020: Making Kids Count | New Jersey School Boards Association

Nov. 30, 2019 Black kids in N.J. schools are suspended at a higher rate than white kids, data shows | The Star-Ledger

Nov. 25, 2019 Counting the Ways Racial Disparities Persist Among Children in New Jersey | NJ Spotlight

Nov. 23, 2019 How Hudson County fared in the Kids Count 2019 report | The Jersey Journal

Nov. 22, 2019 NJ Child Well-Being Report Uncovers Stark Racial, County Differences | NJ 101.5

Nov. 22, 2019 Latest County Kids Count: Outcomes in Child Well-Being Vary by Race and Region | Cape May County Herald

Nov. 22, 2019 Minority children still at risk in N.J. even as state economy improves |

Nov. 14, 2019 Community Matters: Making Trenton Count | The Courier Post

Nov. 5, 2019 State of Affairs Examines What Happens When the Census Miscounts Children | NJBIA

Nov. 5, 2019 N.J. lags nation in providing nutrition for young children | The Press of Atlantic City

Nov. 5, 2019 67% | NJ Spotlight

Nov. 1, 2019 Isles’ Nov. 6 event to discuss statewide lead poisoning issue | Community News

Oct. 30, 2019 Can Trenton Get the Lead Out? | PrincetonInfo

Oct. 20, 2019 Efforts underway to maximize census count in New Jersey | WHYY

Oct. 18, 2019 Efforts underway to maximize census count in New Jersey | NJ Spotlight

Oct. 10, 2019 There’s a plan to get lead out of N.J. water. It could take 10 years and $2B. |

Sept. 27, 2019 Newark Better Health Advocacy Conference Points Way to Wellness for Kids | TapInto

Sept. 26, 2019 NJ failed to fix terrible roads, aging lead pipes, and now it’s catching up with them | Lowry | North Jersey Record

Sept. 18, 2019 State of Affairs Examines What Happens When the Census Miscounts Children | NJBiz

Sept. 9, 2019 200 babies protested at the Statehouse. And they got results. |

Sept. 9, 2019 Murphy Administration Boosts NJ Child Care Subsidies By $54M | NJ Spotlight

Sept. 6, 2019 Report: More students receiving after-school meals, and more could | The Press of Atlantic City

Sept. 5, 2019 The number of low-income children served after-school food in New Jersey is rising | Philadelphia Inquirer

Sept. 5, 2019 After-School Suppers Offer Another Weapon Against Childhood Hunger | NJ Spotlight

Aug. 30, 2019 We already have strategies to get rid of lead. Children are counting on us to use them, group says. |

Aug. 29, 2019 Murphy uses veto to scale back pilot allowing public school districts to run day care centers | The Courier Post

Aug. 29, 2019 Murphy uses veto to scale back pilot allowing public school districts to run day care centers | The Daily Journal

Aug. 29, 2019 Murphy uses veto to scale back pilot allowing public school districts to run day care centers |

Aug. 29, 2019 Murphy uses veto to scale back pilot allowing public school districts to run day care centers |Asbury Park Press

Aug. 29, 2019 Murphy uses veto to scale back pilot allowing public school districts to run day care centers |My Central Jersey

Aug. 22, 2019 Parents struggling to find child care call expansion of Paterson program ‘life-changing’ | Paterson Press

Aug. 15, 2019 NCJW Back 2 School Store Helps Bring on the Smiles | Jewish Link New Jersey

Aug. 15, 2019 Freeholders authorize temporary closure of juvenile detention center | Burlington County Times

Aug. 14, 2019 On the streets of Newark, worry about lead in the tap water |NJ Spotlight

Aug. 13, 2019 On the streets of Newark, worry about lead in the tap water | NJTV

July 29, 2019 Roselle Author to Donate Portion of Profits from Children’s Book to Help Fight Homelessness Locally | TapInto

July 29, 2019 DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Invests $2.8 M in Oral Health Initiatives During Second Quarter of 2019 | Yahoo Finance

July 29, 2019 AtlantiCare summer meal program filling bellies, feeding minds | The Press of Atlantic City

July 26, 2019 First Steps in Exploring Newark’s Universal Basic Income Pilot Program Begin | TapInto

July 26, 2019 Newark Considers Giving ‘Guaranteed Income’ To All City Residents | Newark Patch

July 21, 2019 NJ Spending $9 Million to get People to Answer Census 2020 | NJ 101.5

July 17, 2019 As Newark Expects Lead Levels to Decline, How Will City Move On? | TapInto Newark

July 10, 2019 Census 2020 Is About Who Counts And Who Doesn’t | U.S. 1

July 3, 2019 Census 2020 NJ Coalition Hails Big Wins for Census: State Funding, No Citizenship Question, State Commission Plan Published | Insider NJ

July 2, 2019 New Brunswick Seeking Help From Community Leaders in 2020 Census | TapInto New Brunswick

July 2, 2019 State funding for Census 2020: N.J, $9 million; Pa. $0 | The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 1, 2019 Supreme Court Decision Blocks Citizenship Question | Cape May Herald

June 28, 2019 Officials, Advocates in NJ Hail High-Court Ruling on Census Citizen Question | NJ Spotlight

June 27, 2019 SCOTUS rules on citizenship question on census, but uncertainty remains | North Jersey Record

June 18, 2019 Mayor ‘Read’ Gusciora must support early childhood education and city reading initiative (L.A. PARKER COLUMN) | The Trentonian

June 18, 2019 Census 2020 NJ Coalition Applauds Legislature’s Budget Allocation of $9 million for Accurate Census Count | Insider NJ

June 17, 2019 N.J. is the 5th best state to raise a child. Here’s why. |

June 17, 2019 NJ Kids Rank Well in Health and Education, Less Well in Economic Security | NJ Spotlight

June 13, 2019 Newly released report paints ‘sobering picture’ for Trenton youth, officials seek solutions | The Trentonian

June 12, 2019 Census 2020: Innovation Could Boost Participation — But It Won’t Come Cheap | NJSpotlight

June 11, 2019 Early data show attendance gains in Newark, amid district push to combat absenteeism | Chalkbeat

June 11, 2019 Trenton Kids Count 2019: A City Profile of Child Well-Being | The Trenton Daily

June 6, 2019 Workers Deserved a Raise. But Murphy’s Not Doing The Full Job, Endangering The Most Vulnerable | Editorial |

May 30, 2019 ‘Baby protest’ pushes Trenton to fix big day care problem caused by minimum wage hike |

May 30, 2019 Child care advocates ask for increased state subsidies |

May 30, 2019 Child care centers warn of risks from higher minimum wage | North Jersey Record

May 30, 2019 ‘Strolling Thunder’ rally held to draw attention to affordable child care | New Jersey 12 News

May 30, 2019 Child care workers fear effects of increase in minimum wage | NJTV News

May 30, 2019 Calls to Fund Affordable Child Care | Trenton | Fios1News

May 28, 2019 NJ Childcare Centers Need Extra $19M to Afford New Minimum Wage | NJ 101.5

May 15, 2019 ‘Error’ forces Brick to redo preschool lottery; parents furious | Asbury Park Press

May 13, 2019 Governor’s Senior Education Policy Advisor to Address May 16 Legislative Day | New Jersey School Boards Association

May 9, 2019 Why child care is so expensive in America | CNBC

Apr. 26, 2019 How Cities Plan to Save the Census | Next City

Apr. 25, 2019 2020 census concerns in Camden — where ‘thousands’ avoided 2010 count — reflect worries nationwide | The Inquirer

Apr. 13, 2019 There are still 78,000 N.J. kids without health insurance. This is how every kid in the state could be covered. |

Apr. 8, 2019 NJ Does Well In Placing Foster Kids With Families | NJ 101.5

Apr. 3, 2019 94% | NJSpotlight

Apr. 3, 2019 Advocacy group hopes new law will reverse decline in school breakfast participation | The Press of Atlantic County

Apr. 1, 2019 Reinvestment Fund Providing New Resources to Improve Child Nutrition in New Jersey | PRNewswire

Apr. 1, 2019 NJ Urged To Put More Money And Speed Into 2020 Census PreparationsNJSpotlight

Mar. 28, 2019 Young men of color in Newark face challenges but have hope for the future | NJTV

Mar. 28, 2019 122 young men were murdered in Newark in a 5-year period. The latest numbers are troubling. |

Mar. 28, 2019 For Young Men Of Color In Newark, Life Remains A Struggle | NJSpotlight

Mar. 18, 2019 Senate Advances Controversial Bill That Would Allow School Districts to Operate Child Care Centers for Infants | TapInto Camden

Mar. 11, 2019 How one Atlantic City school is curbing chronic absenteeism | Press of Atlantic City

Mar. 10, 2019 8 months after her infant’s mysterious death at an unlicensed facility, an N.J. mom wants answers |

Mar. 4, 2019 Accurate census count in N.J. needs state money, governor is told | WHYY

Mar. 4, 2019 Accurate Census Count In NJ Needs State Money, Governor is ToldNJSpotlight

Mar. 3, 2019 Advocates: Local schools fail to feed students | Burlington County Times

Feb. 28, 2019 The number of N.J. kids with too much lead in their blood is up for the 1st time in years |

Feb. 27, 2019 The State Of New Jersey’s Babies is Strong But Lagging in Important Areas | NJSpotlight

Feb. 26, 2019 Report Show Jersey Making Progress For Young Child Welfare | NJ 101.5

Feb. 22, 2019 Years after laying them off, district is bringing back truancy officers to track down absent kids |

Feb. 17, 2019 Wrong to link N.J.’s child murders to family poverty | Feedback |

Feb. 13, 2019 Fewer NJ Kids Eating Breakfast At School Means More Hungry Children | NJSpotlight

Feb. 11, 2019 Money seems to matter when an N.J. child is killed | Editorial |

Feb. 6, 2019 Why Don’t Kids Go To School? Students Have Their Say | NJSpotlight

Jan. 31, 2019 Time to Care Coalition Celebrates Passage of Legislation to Improve and Expand Paid Family Leave in New Jersey | Insider NJ

Jan. 22, 2019 Elevated Lead Levels in Newark’s Water; Mayor Ras Baraka Demands Federal Help | WNYC Studios

Jan. 18, 2019 Counting Young Kids Is A Growing Concern Going Into 2020 Census | WBGO

Jan. 18, 2019 Advocacy group raises awareness for undercounted children ahead of the census | Burlington County Times

Jan. 16, 2019 Census May Have Missed 27,000 Young Kids In NJ, Costing Us Money | NJ101.5

Jan. 16, 2019 Advocates push to get an accurate count for upcoming census | NJTV News

Jan. 11, 2019 Murphy Releases More Funding For Pre-K Programs Across State | NJ Spotlight

Jan. 8, 2019 New laws for 2019: Transgender rights; vaping in parks and health insurance |

Dec. 18, 2018 How Newark Got Lead In Its Water, And What That Means For The Rest Of America |Vice News

Dec. 16, 2018 8,000 students in N.J.’s biggest city already missed at least a week of school |

Dec. 9, 2018 ‘Our air is not good enough.’ Kids fight plant burning 2.8K tons of trash every day. |

Nov. 28, 2018 Op-Ed: #MeToo Movement Meets Maternity Care|NJ Spotlight

Nov. 26, 2018 NJ places that deserve your support on Giving Tuesday | NJ 101.5

Nov. 21, 2018 Youth Center in Plainfield Participates in Breakfast Program |

Nov. 15, 2018 The Science of Stress and Childhood Resilience | Cape May Herald

Nov. 1, 2018 Gov. Phil Murphy signs legislation to transform youth justice | New York Amsterdam News

Oct. 31, 2018 NJ Invests $38 Million in Infant and Child Care Support for Working Families |

Oct. 30, 2018 In Echo of Flint, Mich., Water Crisis Now Hits Newark | The New York Times

Oct. 17, 2018 Murphy directs $38 million for infant and child care, support | The Press of Atlantic County

Oct. 16, 2018 Murphy Administration Announces $38 Million Investment in Quality Infant and Child Care & Support for Working

Oct. 2, 2018 Atlantic City recognized as advocacy groups push school breakfast | The Press of Atlantic County

Oct. 2, 2018 After-the-Bell Breakfast for Low-Income New Jersey Schools Now RequiredSNJ Today

Sept. 28, 2018 Another Year, Another Attendance Campaign for Newark SchoolsNJ Spotlight

Sept. 25, 2018 New Jersey’s Youngest Parents: Short on Skills, Cash, and a Viable Future | NJ Spotlight

Sept. 21, 2018 Bridge of Books Nears 1 Million Giveaway Mark | The Two River Times

Sept. 16, 2018 Quality, cost at heart of child care decisions for parents, providersBurlington County Times

Sept. 14, 2018 Op-Ed: Paid Family Leave Helps Babies, Not Just Their Parents | NJ Spotlight

Sept. 13, 2018 Committee hears testimony on state’s juvenile justice system | NJTV

Aug. 22, 2018 Percentage of uninsured kids in New Jersey reaches all-time low |

Aug. 22, 2018 Percentage of uninsured kids in New Jersey reaches all-time low |

Aug. 22, 2018 Percentage of uninsured kids in New Jersey reaches all-time low | Daily Journal

Aug. 22, 2018 Percentage of uninsured kids in New Jersey reaches all-time low | Courier-Post

Aug. 21, 2018 NJ Kids Count: ‘Money really does matter’ in childhood outcomes | NJTV

Aug. 13, 2018 Ceil Zalkind and Steve Adubato Discuss the Strolling Thunder Event in Trenton

Aug. 6, 2018 Many N.J. babies, toddlers face a tough start in life |

Aug. 1, 2018 Babies Count’ report finds some of state’s youngest start life at a disadvantage | NJTV

Jul. 31, 2018 NJ Children Face Social, Health Barriers, Report Shows | Press of Atlantic City

Jul. 31, 2018 NJ Politics Digest: Report Highlights Condition of the State’s Infants and Toddlers | Observer

Jul. 30, 2018 The Babies in New Jersey Who Start Out with ‘Odds Stacked Against Them’ | NJ Spotlight

Jul. 30, 2018 Why these Babies and Toddlers in New Jersey are Getting off to a rocky start in life |

Jul. 30, 2018 Some Babies In Jersey Have the Deck Stacked Against Them | NJ 101.5

Jul. 30, 2018 ‘Babies Count’ report looks at the well-being of New Jersey’s youngest |

Jul. 30, 2018 NJ’s Health Commisioner and Steve Adubato Discuss States Role in Supporting New Moms and Infants

Jul. 23, 2018 Steve Adubato & NJ Dept of Children & Families Commissioner Discuss What NJ’s Children Need

Jul. 19, 2018 Murphy official says child welfare fix ‘within reach’ after 15 years and billions spent. Is it? |

Jul. 11, 2018 Steve Adubato and US Senator Cory Booker Discuss How Children Must be a Priority

Jun. 21, 2018 20 immigrant children have arrived in N.J. in the last 30 days. Here’s what we know.

Jun. 13, 2018 New Jersey Jumps to 6th Place Nationally for Serving More Summer Lunches

Jun. 4, 2018 The Importance of Educating Child Care Employees to Improve Care

May. 31,  2018 New Law Aims to Boost School Breakfast, Combat Childhood Hunger

May 30, 2018 Ruiz-Corrado Bill to Fight Chronic Absenteeism Signed into Law

May 29, 2018 Positive Impacts of Investing in Early Childhood Education

May 29, 2018 Programs for Parents Helps Families Get Affordable Childcare

May 21, 2018 Oh baby! This had to be the cutest Statehouse rally ever

May 21, 2018. ‘Strolling Thunder’ campaign advocates for better child care nationwide

May 18, 2018 Lawsuit Seeks to Better Integrate New Jersey Schools

May 17, 2018 Steve Adubato and Pamela Clarke Discuss Prenatal and Postnatal Brain Development

May 11, 2018 Steve Adubato Asks Key NJ Policy-Makers about the State’s Role in Caring for Infants and Toddlers

May 8, 2018 Looking Back and Towards the Future: Abbott Preschool After 20 Years

May 1, 2018 Caring Communities: How you can help in May

April 29, 2018 Program To Feed Hungry Kids, Families Should Build On Strong Foundation

April 26, 2018 Newark officials crack down on chronic school absenteeism

April 25, 2018 Steve Adubato and Bonnie Eggenburg Discuss the Changes in Access to NJ’s Early Childhood Education

April 24, 2018 Ellen stuns this N.J. school by donating $50K on the air

April 23, 2018 Nearly 60 percent of Newark 12th-graders are chronically absent. Today, a conference will tackle the issue.

April 23, 2018 The Importance of Quality Childcare in New Jersey

April 23, 2018 The Critical Impact of Childcare, Health and Education Have On Infants and Toddlers

April 20, 2018 HOPES Community Action Partnership, Inc. on Panel Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of New Jersey’s Abbott Preschool Program

April 14, 2018 Looking at the State’s Role in Helping Families with Young Children

April 13, 2018 Examining the Impact of Caregivers and Childcare on a Child’s Development

April 12, 2018 Discussing the Critical Development in Infants & Toddlers from Birth to Three

April 10, 2018 Kids who Depend on Free Lunch Can Still Get Meals During Summer

April 10, 2018 More students eating summer meals in New Jersey, report shows

April 6, 2018 School meal funding package advances in NJ Legislature

April 5, 2018 Proposed NJ laws feed more children at school and in summer

April 5, 2018 Bills promise to combat childhood hunger

April 5, 2018 Assembly speaker remains quiet on major policy initiatives

March 30, 2018 Phil Murphy’s tax hikes take back seat in NJ budget as focus turns to more spending

March 29, 2018 Senate’s first budget hearing signals a rocky road ahead

March 29, 2018 ACNJ board member Dr. Kendell Sprott discusses the importance of early education & affordable childcare

March 29, 2018 ACNJ board member Dr. Kendell Sprott discusses the importance of early education & affordable childcare

March 27, 2018 WMBC-TV Reports on Childhood Lead Exposure in This Year’s Newark Kids Count

March 27, 2018 Hungry Kids Can’t Learn:Feeding More Students Breakfast, Lunch At School

March 27, 2018 Lead Exposure Remains a Persistent Problem For Newark’s Kids

March 27, 2018 Breakfast after the bell program helps feed kids in Paterson

March 19, 2018 Right From the Start NJ featured on NJ 101.5

March 16, 2018 What NJ Can Do to Improve Babies Lives

Feb. 14, 2018 Hoping to eradicate childhood lead poisoning, N.J. groups join forces

Feb. 13, 2018 Advocates warn too many kids still miss out on free breakfast

Feb. 12, 2018 Poor Students Still Not Getting Breakfast In Many NJ Schools

Jan. 28, 2018 Education Transitition Report Delivers Some Details and Early Directions

Jan. 25, 2018 Early childhood education works. State must ensure programs expand

Jan. 9, 2018 United Way helps agencies in region fight poverty, say Mark Giannantonio and Thomas J. Merighi Jr.

Jan. 9, 2018 How New Jersey is changing its juvenile justice system

Jan. 8, 2018 State to close NJ Training School for Boys in Monroe

Jan. 7, 2018 Increasing Opportunities for Working Mothers Would Boost the Economy

Jan. 4, 2018 Murphy Picks Two National Experts for Top Human Services, Child Welfare Jobs

Dec. 21, 2017 Atlantic City leads region in School Breakfast Program participation

Dec. 19, 2017 Teaming Teachers, School Staff, and Parents to Fight Chronic Absenteeism

Dec. 18, 2017 Fewer students fill up after the morning bell

Dec. 18, 2017 In South Jersey, 57K children battle hunger

Dec. 18, 2017 One in 10 students is chronically absent in New Jersey

Dec. 14, 2017 Supporters Push to Renew Federal Children’s Healthcare Funding

Dec. 13, 2017 How Hudson districts, charter schools fared on 2017 school breakfast report

Dec. 12, 2017 Fewer N.J. schools providing breakfast to kids in need

Dec. 12, 2017 It’s up to parents to make sure kids get to school

Dec. 12, 2017 Fewer NJ students receiving free, reduced-price breakfast

Dec. 8, 2017 Now-shuttered Millstone youth group home had several violations

Nov. 21, 2017 About 130,000 kids are chronically absent from NJ schools

Nov. 21, 2017 Daily Number -8,000

Nov. 20, 2017 Report finds fewer NJ students are chronically absent

Nov. 20, 2017 More South Jersey students chronically absent, new report shows,  Press of Atlantic City

Nov. 20, 2017 Report: 12 county districts have over 10 percent chronic absenteeism, Burlington County Times

Jul. 13, 2017 How Hudson County ranks for children

Jul. 13, 2017 Report rankings provide a chance to improve the lives of county children

Jul. 11, 2017 The best counties for kids in N.J., ranking all

Jul. 11, 2017 Report: Burlington County offers better education for children, falls off in safety and well-being

Jul. 10, 2017 South Jersey counties fall behind in safety, economics and education, Kids Count report shows

Jul. 10, 2017 Kids Count Data: County Ranks Last In Children’s Safety, Wellbeing

Jul. 10, 2017 Money Still Makes Biggest Difference to Kids’ Wellbeing in NJ

Jul. 10, 2017 Report: South Jersey kids face widespread economic, health challenges

Jun. 25, 2017 Why pay more than $200K to lock one kid up in a half-empty prison? | Editorial

Jun. 1, 2017 The NJ counties with the most child care options for working parents

Jun. 3, 2017 Report: Not enough child care providers for babies, toddlers in Burlington County

May 23, 2017 Forum on N.J. children sparks anger, promise to make kids election-year focus

May 23, 2017 N.J. Kids Count report shows children benefitted from federal programs

May 23, 2017 Garden State children continue to show social welfare gains

May 22, 2017 N.J. kids are doing better these days, and Obamacare is one big reason

May 22, 2017 Report: NJ kids have more access to health care, early education

May 31, 2017 Child care options lacking in South Jersey, report shows

Apr. 26, 2017 NJ Child Care Centers Need More Help to Maintain Quality, Report Finds | New Jersey 101.5

Mar. 16, 2017 Newark Kids Count report shows progress made, more work needed

Mar. 17, 2017 Report: Newark Improved in Providing Kids Health Care

Mar. 20, 2017 9 ways life is changing (or isn’t) for Newark kids

Oct. 24, 2016  East Orange to Launch Free After School Meal Program During City’s First Hunger Summit on Oct 26

Oct. 24, 2016 Interactive Map: Many poor kids still miss free breakfast in NJ

Oct. 21, 2016 Fighting childhood hunger: Report says NJ could be doing much more

Oct. 20, 2016 300,000 low-income N.J. kids missed out on school breakfasts this year

Oct. 20, 2016 Atlantic City recognized for community efforts to feed children

Oct. 20, 2016 How school breakfast programs are growing slowly

Oct. 20, 2016 Passaic First in State for School Breakfast; Hunterdon Last

Oct. 20, 2016 Report: Communities can do more to combat childhood hunger, Thousands of NJ children face hunger

Sept. 24, 2016 Table: Chronic Absenteeism rates for Burlington County school districts

Sept. 24, 2016 Report: Chronic absenteeism rates vary widely across Burlington County

Sept. 21, 2016 MULLANE: How to cut school absenteeism — more male teachers

Sept. 19, 2016 NJ Spotlignt 10%

Sept. 19, 2016 Burlington County schools finding ways to tackle chronic absenteeism

Sept. 18, 2016 Thumbs-down for Sept. 18

Sept. 15, 2016 136,000 NJ students were ‘chronically absent’ last year. Here’s what schools can do

Sept. 15, 2016 136,000 NJ Students Are Chronically Absent From School

Sept. 15, 2016 Trenton school hailed as exemplary amid ‘chronic’ absence study

Sept. 15, 2016 136,000 NJ students were ‘chronically absent’ last year. Here’s what schools can do

Sept. 14, 2016 Report: More than one in 10 N.J. students were chronically absent in school

Sept. 14, 2016 Trenton Public Schools ranks as one of worst in state with student absenteeism

Sep. 14, 2016 Trenton Public Schools ranks as one of worst in state with student absenteeism

Sep. 14, 2016 Report: 16 county school districts have ‘high chronic absenteeism’

Sep. 14, 2016 These are the Factors Behind Chronic Absenteeism in NJ

Jun. 21, 2016 Children’s lot is worse in Pennsylvania, better in New Jersey, report says

Jun. 15, 2016 Fewer NJ Kids Living in Poverty, But Many in Low-Income Families (video)

Jun. 15, 2016 Ocean County slips to 12th in NJ Kids Count Rankings

Jun. 10, 2016 Study tracking kids’ welfare places Sussex County sixth in state

Jun. 09, 2016 Hudson County improves to 13th in state for kids’ well-being

Jun. 07, 2016 50,792

Jun. 07, 2016 In NJ, child poverty, infant deaths drop

Jun. 06, 2016 Report: Child Poverty In New Jersey Improves But Still High

Jun. 06, 20161 in 3 children in NJ are being raised by struggling low-income families

Jun. 06, 2016 Is child poverty finally declining in N.J.?

Jun. 06, 2016 Three South Jersey counties rank among lowest for children

Jun. 06, 2016 Childhood poverty rate rises in Bergen, Passaic

Jun. 06, 2016 Report: Cape May Among Worst New Jersey Counties for Kids’ Health, Wellbeing

Apr. 25, 2016 65K N.J. children have grown up with a parent in prison

Apr. 25, 2016 Report recommends ways to help children of incarcerated parents

Apr. 18, 2016 Assistant Director Mary Coogan speaks on Childhood Lead Poisoning on Comcast Newsmakers

Apr. 11, 2016 NJ Lawmakers Seek Solutions for Childhood Lead Poisoning

Mar. 31, 2016 NJ family leave program needs tweaks, study finds

Mar. 7, 2016 Atlantic City shows how high schools can offer ‘breakfast after the bell

2016_01_21_newark_chonic_absenteeism_coverJan. 21, 2016 Report: Poverty, health issues cause chronic absenteeism in Newark schools

Jan. 21, 2016 NEWARK – In an obvious world, you can’t educate a child if he or she does not show up for school.

Jan. 21, 2016 Report: Poverty, health issues cause chronic absenteeism in Newark schools

Jan. 21, 2016 Report details chronic absenteeism among Newark school children, PoliticoNewJersey


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Kids Count in the News

New Jersey Kids Count 2015 in the News

Jul.30,2015 Childhood poverty on the rise, according to national report

Jul.24,2015 The U.S. Is letting poor kids fall further and further behind in reading 

Jul.21,2015 Job insecurity still plagues N.J. families, report says 

Jul.21,2015 New Jersey eighth in nation as place for kids to live 

Jul.21,2015 Report shows child poverty up in New Jersey 

Jul.20,2015 More NJ kids are living in poverty, report shows 

May 5, 2015: Comcast Newsmakers Video Segment on 2015 Kids Count Report w/ Mary Coogan

May 5, 2015: Growing up poor in Atlantic County means likely staying poor

Apr. 29, 2015: Middlesex, Monmouth rank in top 10 in Kids Count report

Apr. 26, 2015: Bergen Slips to 5th In Kids Count Rankings Of NJ Counties

Apr. 26, 2015: ICYMI: Study: Somerset County Ranked Third in State in Child Well-Being

Apr. 25, 2015: Report: Morris County is best in NJ for children’s well-being

Apr. 25, 2015: Hunterdon slips to 2nd in N.J. Kids Count rankings

Apr. 20, 2015: Kids Count Finds Racial Disparities in Children’s Well-Being

Apr. 20, 2015: Increase in child poverty: Warren County drops in annual Kids Count ranking

Apr. 20, 2015: Union County gets mediocre ranking in child well-being report

Apr. 20, 2015: Morris ranked Jersey’s top county for kids

Apr. 20, 2015: Monmouth County kids in state’s top third for living conditions, report says

Apr. 20, 2015: Middlesex County kids less likely to live in poverty, report says

Apr. 20, 2015: Mercer County ranked 13th of 21 counties in annual Kids Count survey

Apr. 20, 2015: Union County remains steady at 12th place in Kids Count ranking

Apr. 20, 2015: Hudson County ranked 15th among 21 counties in annual Kids Count report

Apr. 20, 2015: Minority children in N.J. likeliest to be poor, unhealthy, struggle in school

Apr. 20, 2015: Why kids in Central Jersey are doing well

Apr. 20, 2015: Cape May County Rises to 14th in Kids Count Rankings

Apr. 20, 2015: NJ report highlights racial disparities

Apr. 20, 2015: Study: Somerset County Ranked Third in State in Child Well-Being

Apr. 20, 2015: Study: Union County Ranked 12th in State in Child Well-Being

Apr. 20, 2015: Study on Child Well-Being Ranks Essex County 16th Out of 21 in New Jersey

Apr. 20, 2015: Report on NJ kids’ well-being finds racial disparities

Apr. 20, 2015: More NJ kids living in poverty, says report

Apr. 20, 2015: Cumberland County worst place in state for children

Apr. 20, 2015: Warren County No. 8 in N.J. in annual Kids Count rankings; Hunterdon ranks No. 2

Apr. 19, 2015: N.J.’s poorest children in Atlantic, Cumberland counties, report says

Newark Kids Count 2015 in the News

Mar. 12, 2015 Kids in N.J.’s largest city getting poorer, report finds,

Kids Count News Archives

FY2016 Budget News

Mar. 24, 2015 NJ education advocates fear budget leaves school children behind, Newsworks

Child Care in the news

Dec. 15, 2014 Daycare Costs In NJ Higher Than Some University Tuitions,

Dec. 10, 2014 Child Care Costs in NJ Can Exceed $10,000 Annually

Dec. 09, 2014 Child Care more expensive than College in NJ NJ 101.5

Nov. 17, 2014 NJ in the minority of states not offering a child care tax credit

Feb. 27, 2014 Child care providers screwed, South Jersey Times

Feb. 27, 2014 Garden State Resources For Child Care, WMBC-TV

Feb. 26, 2014 New Report Says Child Care Providers In New Jersey Are Operating On Shoestring Budgets, CBS Philly

Dec. 19, 2013 Child care costs weigh heavily on families, Atlanticville,

Dec. 16, 2013 NJ Child Care Workers Barely Above Poverty Level, NJ101.5

Dec. 13, 2013 Ensure safe, affordable child care, Burlington Times,

Dec. 13 2013 Report Reveals New Jersey’s Child Care Challenges, WBGO88.3fm

Dec. 12, 2013 Is Your Child Receiving Good Child Care?, NJ101.5

Dec. 11, 2013 Interactive Map: Cost of Childcare Burdens Many Families in NJ, Nj Spotlight

Dec. 11, 3013 N.J. lags in oversight of child care, report says,

Dec. 11, 2013 N.J. should pay more for child care, report say,

Dec. 11, 2013 NJ Parents Spend Almost a Quarter of Annual Salary, NJ 101.5

Dec. 11, 2013 Report criticizes oversight of child care centers in New Jersey, Press of Atlantic City

Dec. 11, 2013 Report: Child care in NJ consumes one-quarter of family paycheck, Star Ledger

Preschool in the News

Jan. 28, 2015 N.J. needs more public pre-K, group says,

Jan. 27, 2015 New non-profit, led by Kean and Florio, promotes access to preschool, 

Jan. 27, 2015 Initiative to expand New Jersey preschool program launches Tuesday,

Feb. 18, 2014 $44M grant to rate NJ preschools, The Daily

Nov. 7, 2013 Defense strategy: Preschool, The Star Ledger (Letter to the Editor)

Nov. 4, 2013 Preschool investment is money well spent, Daily Record (Letter to the Editor)

Nov. 4, 2013 NJ Leads Nation in Preschool Attendance, Atlantic Highlands Herald

Nov. 4, 2013 NJ Preschool Attendance Leads Nation: Report, NJ 101.5

Oct. 22, 2013 Pallone Calls For Expanded Access To High Quality Preschool,

June 26, 2013 Letter to the Editor: Quality preschool key to the future of our children, South Jersey Times

Jun. 17, 2013 Op-ed: All children need quality preschools, The Philadelphia Inquirer

May 30, 2013 Holt supports cigarette tax to fund preschools, The Trentonian

May 30, 2013 Rep. Rush Holt says Trenton preschool program could be national model,

May 29, 2013 Rep. Rush Holt visits Trenton preschool to promote Obama’s pre-K expansion proposal, The Times of Trenton

May 29, 2013 Rush Holt supports cigarette tax increase to fund national preschool program, The Trentonian

Mar. 21, 2013 New Results From New Jersey Prek: How do you Like Them Apples?, Education Week

Mar. 20, 2013 New Study Of NJ’s Preschool Program Confirms Lasting Effects Of Pre-K,

Mar. 20, 2013 Report Demonstrates Continuing Value of Preschool for New Jersey’s Poorest Kids, NJ Spotlight

Mar. 20, 2013 Study: Preschoolers in poorest districts made ‘significant gains’ through 4th and 5th grades, Star Ledger

Mar. 18, 2013 N.J. pre-k holds important lessons for MA, The Boston Globe

Mar. 3, 2013 Advocacy group pushes for expanded preschool, Asbury Park Sunday Press

Mar. 1, 2013 Has N.J. set aside enough for rainy day?, Asbury Park Press

Feb. 27, 2013 More aid sought for early schooling, The Record

Child Protection in the News

May.20,2015 New Jersey shows progress in placing foster kids with families

May.19,2015 N.J. one of top states in placing foster children with families, report says 

Jul. 31, 2014 Complaints Linger for Child Protective Services, NJTVnews

Jul. 31, 2014 Report: NJ needs to do more to protect kids, Daily Journal

Jul. 28, 2014 Foster care abuse – state weak in oversight: report, Asbury Park Press

Jul. 28, 2014 NJ Shows Mixed Progress in Protecting Children, Atlantic Herald

Jul. 28, 2014 N.J. child advocacy group discourages scaling back child welfare reform, The Star Ledger

Jul. 28, 2014 NJ trails nation in validating child abuse claims, NJ 101.5

Jul. 26, 2014 Number of child abuse claims deemed valid in New Jersey below national average, Press of Atlantic City

Jul. 26, 2014 Five child deaths came during NJ involvement, Asbury Park Press

Jul. 1, 2013 Children and Family Agency’s change: Is it·CYAor aprivacy rule?, The Trentonian

Jun. 17, 2013 Don’t abuse rules on neglect cases, Asbury Park Press

Jun. 17, 2013 Don’t abuse rules on neglect cases, Asbury Park Press

Jun. 17, 2013 Don’t keep mum on child deaths, Daily Record

Jun. 17, 2013 Don’t keep mum on child deaths, The Courier News

Jun. 14, 2013 Editorial: Don’t restrict public access in child-death cases, Daily Record

Jun. 14, 2013 N.J. proposes limits on information in fatal child abuse cases, Newsworks NJ

Jun. 14, 2013 NJ Seeks to Limit Information about Child Deaths, Atlantic Highlands Herald

Jun. 13, 2013 N.J. court broadens opening for state custody of children, Inquirer Trenton Bureau

Jun. 13, 2013 N.J. wants to disclose less about child death cases, The Record

Jun. 13, 2013 NJ proposes to limit what it discloses about child deaths or near-death cases, The Republic

Jun. 13, 2013 NJ wants to disclose less about child death cases,

Mar. 31, 2013 STATE WATCH: Semantics — with kids’ lives at stake, The Trentonian

Jan. 01, 2013 Opinion: NJ should strengthen prevention programs targeting child abuse,

Jan. 01, 2013 Step in before children are maltreated, The Times

Child Health Coverage in the News

Jul. 02, 2013 N.J. gets $1 million boost to enroll kids into health coverage programs, Hunterdon County Democrat

Mar. 26, 2013 Legal Notice, Home News Tribune

Mar. 24, 2013 Tax Return can expedite health coverage for kids, Sunday Courier News

Mar. 15, 2013 Letter to the editor: Check N.J. tax form for kids’ health coverage option, The Times of Trenton

Mar. 13, 2013 Tax returns offer children path to care, Daily Journal

Mar. 13, 2013 Tax returns offer children path to care, The Daily

Chronic Absenteeism

Nov.12,2015 Dealing with chronic absenteeism in NJ 

Oct. 27,2015 Ten percent of New Jersey students are chronically absent | Video 

Sep. 18,2015Missing school means missing opportunity | Editorial

Sep.11,2015 Study: 10 percent of N.J. public school students are chronically absent

Sep.11,2015 Fine Print: ‘Chronically Absent’ students – and how to deal with problem 

Sep.10,2015 N.J. schools work to keep kids in class 

Sep.10,2015 Are your kids ‘chronically absent’ from school? 

Sep.10,2015 For N.J. students to succeed, epidemic of chronic absenteeism must end | Opinion 

Sep. 10,2015WMBC-TV News Video – NJ chronic school absentee 

Sep. 10,2015Are your kids ‘chronically absent’ from school?

Juvenile Justice in the News

Nov. 2, 2015 Schools tackle the ‘pipeline to prison’

Oct. 28,2015 When schools call the cops on kids | Star Ledger Editorial 

Mar. 4 2013 New Jersey Credits JDAI for Statewide 50 Percent Decrease of Detention Population, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Mar. 1, 2013 State’s Juvenile Incarceration Rate Drops, NewJerseyNewsroom

Feb. 28, 2013 Juvenile incarceration rates down in N.J., Daily Record

Feb. 28 2013 Juvenile incarceration rates down in N.J., Home News Tribune

Feb. 28, 2013 Juvenile incarceration rates down in NJ, Asbury Park Press

Feb. 28, 2013 Juvenile incarceration rates down, Asbury Park Press

Feb. 27, 2013 N.J. among leaders in reducing juvenile lock-ups, report says, Asbury Park Press

Feb. 27, 2013 New Jersey high ranked in decline of youth incarcerations, Daily Record

Mar. 5, 2013 Inquirer Editorial: Juvenile justice that leans toward mercy, Philadelphia Inquirer

School Nutrition

Nov.3,2015 Opinion: Breakfast after the bell combats hunger 

Oct.29,2015 Participation in federal school breakfast program changes little in Southern Bergen County 

Oct.26,2015 The List: Which NJ districts do best job of feeding breakfast to poor children – NJ Spotlight 10/26/2015

Oct.26,2015 The List: Which NJ districts do best job of feeding breakfast to poor children – 

Oct.23,2015 Annual school breakfast report | Video

Oct.21,2015 Empty bowls is a reminder that hunger exists in Hunterdon | Editorial 

Oct.20,2015 Cumberland in Top 5 for school breakfast

Oct.18,2015 Herald News: Breakfast for kids | Editorial

Oct.18,2015 The Record: Breakfast for kids 

Oct.16,2015 Lt. Governor Guadagno addresses Advocates for Children’s 5th annual NJ school breakfast report

Oct.15,2015 Record number of N.J. students eating free or reduced cost breakfast, report finds

Oct.12,2015 Breakfast After the Bell programs prove successful 

July.01,2015 Summer leaves thousands of NJ children hungry, report shows 

July.01,2015 Perth Amboy leading N.J. in fight to keep children fed in summer

National Kids Count 2014 in the News

Nov. 27, 2014 Report: Changes needed to help at-risk families, The Hub

Nov. 12, 2014 A different approach to tackling poverty in NJ, NJ101.5

Nov. 12, 2014 Education report finds South Jersey families struggling, Press of Atlantic City

Nov. 12, 2014 Report: Take Dual Approach to Ending Child Poverty, Atlantic Highlands Herald

Nov. 12, 2014 A Wise Approach to Ending Child Poverty in N.J., New Jersey Newsroom

Nov. 11, 2014 Report: About 100,000 NJ Parents Without Full-Time Jobs, NJTV News

Jul. 26, 2014 NJ drops in rankings as suitable state to raise children despite strong grade for education, New Jersey Newsroom

Jul. 23, 2014 NJ ranks 8th in nation as best place to raise a child, Kids Count report says, The Star Ledger

Jul. 23, 2014 New Jersey falls in child well-being rankings, Asbury Park Press

Jul. 22, 2014 Kids Count Report Ranks NJ 8th in Child Well-Being, NJTVNews

Jul. 22, 2014 Report: Care for NJ kids improving, The Daily Journal

Jul. 22, 2014 Report: NJ kids’ health improving, Courier Post

Jul. 22, 2014 Is NJ a good place to raise children, NJ 101.5

New Jersey Kids Count 2014 in the News

Apr. 27, 2014 Number of N.J. children living in poverty climbs sharply,

Apr. 25, 2014 Number of children living in poverty climbs sharply in NJ,

Apr. 24, 2014 Number Of Children Living In Poverty Climbs Sharply In NJ, Rising In All But 3 Counties, NJ Spotlight

Apr. 24, 2014 More N.J. kids living in poverty, annual report finds, Newswork

Apr. 24, 2014 South Jersey counties lag state in children’s health, welfare issues, Press of Atlantic City

Apr. 24, 2014 Kids Count’ Report Cites Rising Poverty, NJ 101.5 Audio

Apr. 24, 2014 N.J. child poverty levels hold steady, Courier News

Newark Kids Count 2014 in the News

Feb. 7, 2014 Study: Newark kids improve but still lag behind state, FIOS 1

Feb. 6, 2014 Newark’s kids’ conditions improving, but they still lag behind rest of NJ: report, The Star Ledger

Feb. 6, 2014 Report: Newark kids still lag due to poverty, health, FIOS 1

National Kids Count 2013

Jul. 2, 2013 Editorial: NJ children do relatively well in ‘Kids Count’ survey, but room for improvement, The Star Ledger

Jul. 2, 2013 N. J. kids fare well, but could be better, The Times

Jun. 26, 2013 WARNING: New Jersey housing costs put children at risk,

Jun. 25, 2013 Well-Being of NJ Children: A Mixed Bag, NJ 101.5 Audio

Jun. 24, 2013 Early start helping N.J. kids finish strong, Star Ledger

Jun. 24, 2013 Housing costs are burden on many families, Daily Journal

Jun. 24, 2013 Housing costs still a struggle for families, Asbury Park Press

Jun. 24, 2013 N.J. kids thrive, but only when they can afford it, The Daily Record

Jun. 24, 2013 N.J. retains top 10 ranking as one of best places to raise a child, report says, The Star Ledger

Jun. 24,2013 Nearly 1M New Jersey kids live in homes parents can’t afford, Asbury Park Press

Jun. 24, 2013 Preschool Attendance Up in Latest Index of Child Wellbeing

Jul. 24, 2013 Preschool Attendance Up in Latest Index of Child Well-Being, Education Week

NJ Kids Count 2013 in the News

Oct. 28, 2013 Morris County Slips to 2nd in Kids Count Rankings, Morristown Patch

Sept. 8, 2013 America’s Grow-A-Row donates 2-millionth pound of produce to N.J. needy, Hunterdon Democrat

Jul. 31, 2013 United Way of Hunterdon County partners with local hair salons, Hunterdon County Democrat

Jul. 11, 2013 Middlesex County ranks high in child well-being survey, North/South Brunswick Sentinel

Jul. 2, 2013 Editorial: N.J. children do relatively well in ‘Kids Count’ survey, but room for improvement remains, The Times of Trenton

Jun. 19, 2013 Middlesex County ranks high in child well-being survey, The Sentinel

Jun. 14, 2013 Child poverty, food stamp use on the rise in Monmouth County,

Jun. 13, 2013 County slips to 17th in Kids Count, Wayne Today

Jun. 11, 2013 Letter to the Editor: Kids living below the party line deserve better in N.J., South Jersey Times

Jun. 7, 2013 Union County slips to ninth place for Kids Count rankings , Cranford Chronicle

Jun. 6, 2013 Sussex County remains steady in 7th for Kids Count rankings, Advertisers-News

Jun. 3, 2013 Sussex County remains steady in 7th for Kids Count rankings, The Sparta Independent

May 31, 2013 Warren County slips to 11th place in Kids County rankings, The Star-Gazette

May 30, 2013 State survey ‘Kids Count’ calls Hunterdon best county for children, Hunterdon Review

May 29, 2013 Child Poverty on the Rise in Mercer County, Princeton Patch, May 29, 2013

May 29, 2013 Child Poverty, Unemployment up in Middlesex County, Report Says, EastBrunswickPatch

May 29, 2013 Children’s Advocacy Group Says Rate of Child Poverty In New Jersey is Dramatic, NJTV

May 28, 2013 Data Shows Lives of Children Improving in Somerset, BridgewaterPatch

May 27, 2013 Reasons for hope: Cumberland takes baby steps to improve children’s lives, The Daily Journal

May 25, 2013 Salem, Cumberland counties again at bottom for state Kids Count child health rankings, South Jersey Times

May 24, 2013 Child Poverty in NJ on the rise, NewsroomJersey

May 24, 2013 NJ Kids Poorer This Year Than Last, More Families Slip Below Poverty Limit, EastWindsorPatch

May 24, 2013 NJ Kids Poorer This Year Than Last, More Families Slip Below Poverty Limit, East Brunswick Patch

May 24, 2013 The Sad State of Jersey Kids, Star Ledger

May 23, 2013 Child poverty rising, advocacy group says, The Herald News

May 23, 2013 Despite difficult economic times, young Jerseyans are stepping up, Star Ledger

May 23, 2013 NJ Kids Poorer This Year Than Last, More Families Slip Below Poverty Limit, NJ Spotlight

May 23, 2013 Report: Youth hit hardest as recession continues, The Times

May 23, 2013 The Sad State of Jersey’s Kids

May 23, 2013 Union County Slips in Kids Count Rankings – Cranford, NJ Patch

May 23, 2013 Union County Slips in Kids Count Rankings – Summit, NJ Patch

May 23, 2013 Union County Slips in Kids Count Rankings, ScotchPlains-Fanwood Patch

May 23, 2013 Hunterdon kids are ranked first

May 23, 2013 Poverty Spreading To New Jersey’s Suburbs, 101.5 fm

May 22, 2013 ACNJ Releases Annual Kids Count Report, 20 Percent Increase in Child Poverty Since 2007, NJ Principals and Supervisors Assoc.

May 22, 2013 Cumberland County’s child poverty rate down 22%, Press of Atlantic City

May 22, 2013 Hunterdon’s kids fare best in the state, child advocacy group says, Hunterdon Democrat

May 22, 2013 Monmouth County Remains Steady at 6th in Kids Count Rankings, Atlantic Highlands Herald

May 22, 2013 Monmouth Sees Rise in Child Poverty, Report Says, Little Silver-Ocean Port Patch

May 22, 2013 Monmouth Sees Rise in Child Poverty, Report Says, Long Branch-Eatontown Patch

May 22, 2013 Monmouth Sees Rise in Child Poverty, Rumson-FairHavenPatch

May 22, 2013 More N.J. teens and young adults out of work, out of trouble, report says, Star Ledger

May 22, 2013 Number of poor children in New Jersey is rising, study finds, The Record

May 22, 2013 Poverty up 20 percent among N.J. children 5 and younger, report says, Star Ledger

May 22, 2013 Report: Child Poverty On Rise In Monmouth County, Howell Patch

May 22, 2013 Union County Slips in Kids Count Rankings, WestfieldPatch

May 22, 2013 Union County Slips in Kids Count Rankings, New Povidence-Berkley Heights Patch

May 22, 2013 Union County slips to ninth place in Kids Count rankings, Suburban News

May 22, 2013 Warren County slips to 11th place in Kids County rankings

Newark Kids Count 2013 in the News

Jun. 27, 2013 Newark a resume for Cory Booker’s run, Asbury Park Press(by USA Today)

Feb. 15, 2013 Advocates for Children of NJ Director Discusses Poverty in Newark, NJtvonline

Feb. 10, 2013 Advocate’s report reveals that half of Newark children under 5 live in poverty, Star Ledger

Feb. 10, 2013 From teens, signs of changing times, The Record

Feb. 10, 2013 Latest child welfare report shows ‘staggering data’ on growing up in Newark, Star Ledger

Feb. 7, 2013 Children’s initiative brightens bleak Newark report, Star Ledger

Feb. 7, 2013 Facebook money will help educate Newark’s youngest, AP

Feb. 6, 2013 Annual Newark Kids Count Study Released, WBAI

Feb. 6, 2013 Newark Is Failing Our Young Kids,