Topic: Patrick McCarthy
Racial gap: The Annie E. Casey foundation will release its 'Race for Results' report on Tuesday, and results show a distinct racial gap that finds black, Latino, and American Indian children struggling for life success.
The widely-watched Kids Count annual survey on the state of America's children shows gains in health and education despite the poor economy. But advocates say raised poverty rates merit more attention from lawmakers.
An estimated 2.7 million children are being cared for by extended family such as grandparents and other relatives, who are likely to be poor, elderly and unemployed, according to a new Annie E. Casey Foundation report that urges new support and resources for them.