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2014 Voter's Guide: Questions to ask about the issues that matter
July 29th 2014

Kids can't vote and don't write checks to campaigns, but they are still affected by decisions made by elected officials. Today's candidates, if elected, will cast votes that will shape the well-being and opportunities available to Arkansas children. You have the opportunity to be their voice. One way to advocate for kids is to ask candidates...

Children entering foster care may be better served at home
June 23rd 2014

Too many children enter foster care for a very short period of time.  Removal from the home and placement in foster care can be a traumatic experience for a child, and the state is looking at ways to serve these children in their homes.  Nearly one third (30 percent) of children who enter Arkansas's foster...

What's so special about special revenues?
June 16th 2014

Special revenue collections are a major source of revenue for the Arkansas budget, totaling $1.8 billion in FY2013. However, they are often left out of the budget spotlight because the ways in which these funds are spent have already been determined. A new report by AACF says the taxes that make up special revenues can be...

Covering the bases on Common Core
May 22nd 2014

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) is releasing three documents aimed at helping low-income parents understand Common Core State Standards (Common Core). The documents are written in family-friendly language that is more easily understood by non-education professionals. One of our partner organizations in this work, the Arkansas Public Policy Panel, will be using the materials in...

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What would it take to be number one?
Every year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation releases the Kids Count Data Book, a comprehensive, 50-state look at child welfare. Arkansas made...


Poverty guidelines are out of date
Poverty guidelines play two important roles, they are a scorecard for how we are doing as a state, and they help determine...


Investments in health and education paying off for Arkansas kids
Arkansas made gains in health coverage and education over the last year, but the child poverty rate went up to 29 percent....


New report confirms AACF findings on school discipline
The *Office of Education Policy* (OEP) at the University of Arkansas shared a new report on school discipline with the State Board...


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