Big Ideas – Pioneering Change: Innovative Ideas for Children and Families

BigIdeas2015_h_Page_001The latest in our Big Ideas series, Pioneering Change: Innovative Ideas for Children and Families offers 14 ideas from leading lawmakers, children’s advocates, and policy experts outlining how to make America a better place to be a child and raise a family. This publication is available for immediate download as a PDF, or you can request hard copies here.

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New Ways of Creating Opportunities for Families in Poverty: Perspective on the Emerging Two-Generation Policy Discussion by Shelley Waters Boots, SWB Strategic Solutions

Success Starts at Home: Using the Federal Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule to Tackle Education Inequalities for Minority Children by Mitria Wilson, Center for Responsible Lending

Catching Up on the Cost of Raising Children: Creating an American Child Allowance by Megan Curran, InclusionUS

Tackling Poverty Through the Implementation of a Child Allowance Program by Matthew Bruenig, blogger

Roth IRAs for Kids: Little Savers, Big Results by Congressmen Rubén Hinojosa and Steve Stivers.

Community Schools: A Vehicle for Educational Equality by Congressman Michael Honda California State Senator Carol Liu

Upside Down: Higher-Education Tax Spending by Jeremie Greer and Ezra Levin, Corporation for Enterprise Development

Top Ten for 2Gen by Anne Mosle, Nisha Patel, and Jennifer Stedron, Ascend at the Aspen Institute

Coordinating Comprehensive Healthcare with Home Visits for New Families: A Case Study of Home Visitation Integration with the Family-Centered Medical Home at Carolina Health Centers by Katy Sides, Institute for Child Success with assistance from Sally Baggett, Caroline Health Centers, Inc.

Ending Poverty Isn’t Enough: A Piketty-Informed Policy Agenda to Expand Economic Opportunity by Andrea Levere and Ezra Levin, Corporation for Enterprise Development

Ensure Every Child Has a Lifelong Savings Account by Reid Cramer and Elliot Schreur, New America

Best Interests of the Child Standard: Bringing Common Sense to Immigration Decisions by Jennifer Nagda, JD and Maria Woltjen, JD, Young Center for Immigrant Children at the University of Chicago

From Theory to Practice: Creating Victim-Centered Systems of Care to Address the Needs of Commercially Sexually Exploited Youth by Kate E. Walker, JD, and Fiza Quraishi, JD, National Center for Youth Law

When Asthma Management Isn’t Enough: Reducing the Burden of Childhood Asthma: From Practice to Policy by Anne Kelsey Lamb, Joel Ervice, and Jessica Peters, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP), a Project of the Public Health Institute

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