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6% of Child Support Cases in the U.S. Involve a Veteran or Active Military Member

May 16, 2013

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) looks at multiple subgroups who may have unique challenges in regards to child support and focuses on one of these subgroups in their “Veterans in the Child Support Caseload” fact sheet. About 6% of the 10.7 million child support cases in the U.S.

School is Positive Environment for Teens to Learn about Pregnancy Prevention

May 14, 2013

The national teen pregnancy rate has actually declined 42% over the last twenty years. However, the many impacts of teen pregnancy and childbearing continue to be large, especially in the state of Texas.  In 2010, 131 teens gave birth each day in Texas and 209 teen girls became pregnant. Texas has the third highest rate of teen pregnancies in the nation as well as the fourth highest rate of teen births.

Early Childhood Education is Linked to Greater Success in School

May 9, 2013

Adding to the discussion about early childhood education and future outcomes is the new article "Investing in Preschool Programs" in the Journal of Economic Perspectives. In the article, Duncan and Magnuson discuss the early childhood programs that lead to the highest levels of success and why many of the early benefits fade over time.

College Enrollment and Grad Rates Increase With Even $1 in a College Savings Account

April 29, 2013

A study from the University of Kansas, Elliot (2013), finds that having even as little $1 in college savings makes a child three times more likely to enroll in college than a child with no savings account. Also, students with designated college savings accounts between $1 and $499 are over four and half times more likely to graduate from college than students with no savings. Dr.

1 in 5 Teen Births are Repeat Births

April 18, 2013

Though teen pregnancy rates have been declining, still more than 365,000 teens, ages 15 to 19, gave birth in 2010. Many of these teens have repeat births. A repeat (or subsequent) teen birth is defined as "the second (or more) pregnancy ending in a live birth before age 20". Nationally, 18.3% of births to teens are repeat births.

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April 11, 2013

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Demographic Trends in U.S. for Hispanic Adolescents

April 2, 2013

In just seven years, Hispanic youth will account for about 25% of adolescents between age 10 and 19 in the U.S. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health together with the Office of Minority Health recently produced a snapshot about Hispanic adolescents on a range of indicators, including health care, teen pregnancy, higher education, and mental and physical health. Learn more

New Jersey Finds Preschool Increases Student Achievement Success

March 29, 2013

A new report shows universal early education in New Jersey, mandated preschool starting at age three, has lasting positive effects on student achievement. In 1998, New Jersey required state-wide early childhood education beginning at age three, impacting nearly 45,000 students today.

New Website for Texas Home Visiting Program

Feb. 25, 2013

Congratulations to the Texas Home Visiting Program on their new website. CFRP is currently conducting a long-term evaluation of the Texas Home Visiting Program. The website should be a great resource for participating parents, communities, and programs.