Making Kids Our Nation's Top Priority

Research and Studies

Creating Access to Digital Citizenship and Media-Literacy Education
Kids and teens today are using the immense power of digital media to explore, connect, create, and learn in ways never before imagined. With this power, young people have extraordinary opportunities... read more
9 Women of Color Who Made History
As Women's History Month begins, I reflect on where we are today as a nation and who I am as a young African-American woman. Maybe like you, it was vital for me to have role models as I was growing... read more
What Can California Do to Help Families Find High-Quality Affordable Child Care?
The following message was sent to Common Sense Kids Action's email list. Didn't get the message? Sign up to get updates straight to your inbox here. Over the past 20 years, advancements in brain... read more
How to Ease Our Nation's Teacher-Shortage Crisis
The nation's kids are back in school, and in timely fashion the Learning Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, education think tank, released several new research reports on one of the biggest challenges... read more
JR Starrett
(Formerly) Senior Director of National Advocacy
New Study Finds U.S. Behind in Education, But Who's Ahead?
Last week, a bipartisan group of 28 state legislators from across the country released a 27-page report on the status of U.S. public education performance in relation to the rest of the world. The... read more
New Study Affirms the Need for Dads on the Job -- at Home
Kids Action has made paid family and medical leave a top policy priority, because research shows it directly contributes to the healthy upbringing of children. Last week, a report came out further... read more
Kicking Off the Right Start Town Halls
Common Sense Kids Action launched its Right Start Commission town hall series with a Sacramento, Calif,. event co-hosted by California State Senator Richard Pan on June 16. Commissioner U.S.... read more
For Father's Day: Support Paid Family Leave
You just had a baby and you want to take time off to be with your child. You've read the research that says the bonding time in the first months of a child's life with the parents are critical to her... read more


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