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October 4, 2016 | ACNJ's October E-News
Let's make kids count in the upcoming presidential debate!

Let's get our presidential candidates talking about child poverty and food insecurity. Vote for the questions below to be asked at the next "town hall" debate this Sunday, October 9th!

VOTE  How would your budget priorities lift working families with kids from poverty?
VOTE How will you help 42 million Americans facing food insecurity?

NBC and CNN moderators have agreed to consider the top 30 questions voted up on PresidentialOpenQuestions.com! Click on the two questions above to cast your vote.

You're invited to the release of our child nutrition report: October 20th at the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

This year’s report continues to track New Jersey’s progress on serving school breakfast, while also looking at other child nutrition programs, including summer and afterschool meals.

Register here.

Save the Date: NJ Kids Count 25th Anniversary Breakfast Celebration, December 12th.

For 25 years, New Jersey Kids Count has been the "go-to" resource for information and data on the state of NJ children. Join us as we celebrate this milestone on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 8:30a.m. at NJPAC!

Become a sponsor!

ACNJ staff leaders honored.

Senior Policy Analyst Cynthia Rice was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Early Care & Education by Programs for Parents. Congrats to Cyndie and all the honorees! Learn more.

ACNJ President/CEO ACNJ Ceil Zalkind was honored as one of the “30 Leaders for 30 Years" by Lead New Jersey. The event recognized individuals whose leadership has made “New Jersey a better place to live and work.” Read more.

Everything you need to know about chronic absenteeism in New Jersey.

We released our 2nd annual report on chronic absenteeism, Showing Up Matters: The State of Chronic Absenteeism in NJ on September 14, 2016. Click here to learn more about how you can help make every school day count.

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Stakeholders participate in strengthening NJ's early learning system.

The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed by President Obama in December 2015, provides an opportunity for states to build on key areas of progress including early childhood education. On September 28th, early learning advocates were invited to learn more about what this means to New Jersey and provide input on ways to strengthen the state’s developing ESSA plan. More details to follow. 

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