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Mar 17, 2010, 09:57 ET

Pew Survey Shows State Prison Population Dropped in 2009

State Policy Trends Contribute to First Decline in Nearly 40 Years For the first time in nearly 40 years, the number of state prisoners in the...

Mar 09, 2010, 12:01 ET

Pew Report: Pre-K Teacher Training A Significant Factor in Improving Children's School Readiness

To maximize the benefits of pre-kindergarten investments, states need to create policies that define and support teacher quality, according to a...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report Finds Majority of States Fail to Ensure Proper Dental Health & Access to Care for Children

An estimated one in five children in America go without dental care each year and two thirds of states do not have effective policies in place to...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: California Off Track in Providing Children with Dental Health Care They Need

One of Twenty States to receive 'C' Grade California is off track when it comes to addressing the dental health needs of its children, according...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: Colorado on Track in Providing Children with Dental Health Care They Need

One of Nine States to Receive "B" Grade Colorado is on track when it comes to addressing the dental health needs of its children, according to a...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: Connecticut is a National Leader in Addressing Children's Dental Health

One of Six States to Receive an 'A' Grade Connecticut is a national leader in addressing the dental health needs of its children, according to a...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: Florida Failing To Address Children's Dental Health Crisis

One of Nine States to Receive an "F" grade Florida is failing to ensure the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: Georgia Off Track in Providing Children with Dental Health Care They Need

One of Twenty States to Receive "C" Grade Georgia is off track when it comes to addressing the dental health needs of its children, according to a...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: Iowa Is a National Leader in Addressing Children's Dental Health

One of Six States to Receive an “A” Grade Iowa is a national leader in addressing the dental health needs of its children, according...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: Louisiana Failing to Address Children's Dental Health Crisis

One of Nine States to Receive an "F" grade Louisiana is failing to ensure the dental health needs of its children, according to a report released...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: New Jersey Failing to Address Children's Dental Health Crisis

One of Nine States to Receive an "F" grade New Jersey is failing to ensure the dental health needs of its children, according to a report...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: New Mexico is a National Leader in Addressing Children's Dental Health

One of Six States to Receive an "A" Grade New Mexico is a national leader in addressing the dental health needs of its children, according to a...

Feb 23, 2010, 00:01 ET

Pew Report: Pennsylvania Failing to Address Children's Dental Health Crisis

One of Nine States to Receive an 'F' Grade Pennsylvania lawmakers are failing to ensure the dental health needs of its children, according to a...

Jan 28, 2010, 07:40 ET

Pew Urges Congress to Include Federal Funding for Pre-K in Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Marci Young, director of Pre-K Now, a Pew Center on the States campaign, released the following statement about President Obama's comments on...

Jan 27, 2010, 10:00 ET

Congressional Leaders Take on Recidivism and Corrections Spending

First National Summit on 'Justice Reinvestment' Held on Capitol Hill A bipartisan group of congressional and state leaders and experts on...

Dec 16, 2009, 11:50 ET

Pew Releases Case Study on State Voter Registration Costs

Analysis finds that Oregon spent more than $9.7 million on voter registration during the 2008 election Oregon spent more than $9.7 million --...

Nov 17, 2009, 17:19 ET

Pew Applauds Senate and House Members for Bipartisan Legislation to Help States Get a Better Return on Their Public Safety Dollars

Susan Urahn, managing director of the Pew Center on the States issued the following statement today regarding the introduction in Congress of The...

Nov 12, 2009, 17:42 ET

Pew: Facts Show Wisconsin Faces Serious Fiscal and Economic Challenges

Susan Urahn, managing director of the Pew Center on the States, issued the following statement today responding to claims made by Wisconsin...

Nov 11, 2009, 13:00 ET

Pew Identifies States, Like California, in Fiscal Peril

States in Dire Straits Could Slow National Economic Recovery A report released today by the Pew Center on the States shows that some of...

Oct 22, 2009, 19:08 ET

Pew Applauds Congress for Including Military and Overseas Voting Solutions in Final Defense Authorization Bill

Bipartisan effort to improve military and overseas voting builds momentum for election system modernization Today, Congress enacted the...