Madison Magazine has featured Race to Equity as an initiative that has launched and prompted positive transformation across Madison.
Wisconsin residents are paying a high price — both in dollar terms and in lost human potential for years of shortsighted decisions about prisons and corrections. A new report by the Wisconsin Budget Project examines how Wisconsin can make smarter investments to protect public safety.
The YoungStar quality rating and improvement system helps ensure many of Wisconsin children from families with low incomes have the opportunity for success. This fall, YoungStar turns five years old. Read WCCF’s report for more about YoungStar’s successes, as well as developments that threaten to undermine its long-term stability.
This report is the sixth in a series of WCCF reports tracking the progress of Wisconsin’s YoungStar program, a quality rating and improvement system (QRIS) launched in 2010 to improve the quality of Wisconsin child care programs. YoungStar focuses on children of low-income … Continue reading
This report is an update of prior reports and includes data up through 2014. Many of the trends noted in the earlier report have continued, as juvenile arrests have continued to decline and we have seen a growth in support for successful community-based programs. Continue reading
As the new Marketplace Open Enrollment begins here’s an updated version of our infographic detailing how different groups are affected by the new health insurance landscape. Continue reading
Every person in Wisconsin deserves a chance to climb the economic ladder. But too many in Wisconsin are still trapped in poverty, years after the recession has ended. By making sure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed, we can … Continue reading
The United States needs to invest more in early childhood education, according to economist Jared Bernstein in his article in the Washington Post on February 1, 2016: Biggest Public Policy Mistake. He focused on the work of economist Tim Bartik, … Continue reading
Recently, Governor Walker delivered his sixth State of the State Address emphasizing improvements in the job market, the state budget, and education. With regard to education, Governor Walker stated that “Our school students are doing well overall,” and pointed to … Continue reading
The Flint water crisis has highlighted the damage that lead exposure inflicts on children, families, and communities. In Flint, residents were exposed to high levels of lead in the drinking water after a governor-appointed city manager, with an eye towards … Continue reading
Early learning and development has been a hot topic for Sheboygan County, and exciting new efforts are underway. In a 2014 blog I wrote about Brown County’s breakthrough effort to make sure all newborn babies receive a Welcome Baby visit. … Continue reading
Mark your calendars for March 1, 2016! That’s the date of the Big Share, Dane County’s day of on-line giving. Last year, WCCF participated in the Big Share for the first time, and supporters raised thousands of dollars during the … Continue reading
Labor Day celebrates contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. The holiday makes me think about the hard-working families with young children in Wisconsin and across the country struggling to make ends meet … Continue reading
The Annie E. Casey Foundation has just released the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book for 2015 showing that Wisconsin’s children – that is some, but not all – of Wisconsin’s children are doing fairly well on measure of child well-being. … Continue reading
The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and the Race to Equity Project are pleased to announce the availability of two “Race to Equity” scholarships. One $1000 scholarship and one $500 scholarship will be awarded to two students graduating from … Continue reading