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Posted on 08/28/2020 at 01:10 PM by Stephen Dykstra

Nearly 30 percent of Iowans have yet to be counted in the 2020 Census — and the September 30 deadline...

Categories: Data

Tagged As: Census, Podcast

Posted on 07/29/2020 at 04:38 PM by Anne Discher

Statement from Anne Discher, executive director of the Child and Family Policy Center: “Iowans have been hit hard by the...

Posted on 07/08/2020 at 08:29 AM by Stephen Dykstra

Iowa rounds out the top 10 in the 2020 national KIDS COUNT® Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey...

Categories: Data

Tagged As: Kids Count

Posted on 06/02/2020 at 11:09 AM by Anne Discher

We at the Child and Family Policy Center have been working through feelings of sadness and anger watching the violence...

Categories: Racial equity

Posted on 05/21/2020 at 05:50 PM by Stephen Dykstra

Homeless youth are navigating Covid-19 absent the safe harbor our homes are for many of us. But advocates are working...

Categories: Youth & young adults

Tagged As: Homelessness

Posted on 04/23/2020 at 02:50 PM by Anne Discher

In the last few weeks I’ve had podcast conversations with colleagues at food pantries around the state (listen to this...

Categories: Covid-19, Food security

Tagged As: Medicaid, Poverty, SNAP

Posted on 03/04/2020 at 07:03 PM by Mike Owen

The only “historic” note in the latest school-aid deal is the defiance of Iowa’s tradition of commitment to education. To...

Categories: PK-12 schools

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