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    National Reports

    A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    Research demonstrates that high-quality early learning programs can help solve the serious problems--poor educational achievement, criminal behavior and obesity—that cause the majority of our young pe[...]

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    Still Too Fat to Fight

    Schools are selling 400 billion calories of junk food every year—the equivalent of nearly two billion candy bars and more than the weight of the aircraft carrier Midway.  This report calls for stronge[...]

    Too Fat to Fight

    Too Fat to Fight

    The U.S. Department of Defense reports that 27% of 17- to 24-year-olds in the United States are too fat to serve in the military.  In addition, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Preven[...]

    Unfit to Fight: A follow-up to our “Too Fat to Fight” report

    Unfit to Fight: A follow-up to our “Too Fat to Fight” report

    While excess calorie consumption, not reductions in physical activity, is primarily responsible for the current epidemic of obesity, better physical fitness is crucial for addressing this epidemic.  T[...]

    Ready, Willing, and Unable to Serve: 75 Percent of Young Adults Cannot Join the Military

    Ready, Willing, and Unable to Serve: 75 Percent of Young Adults Cannot Join the Military

    Early Education Across America is Needed to Ensure National Security The U.S. Department of Defense reports that 75% of young Americans ages 17-24 are unable to join the military, primarily because t[...]


    Our Troubled Education System: A Threat to National Security

    Our Troubled Education System: A Threat to National Security

    High-Quality Early Education & Other School Reforms Cannot Wait One in four young people in America does not graduate from high school on time.  Even among our nation’s high school graduates, nea[...]

    State Reports

    California

    County Fact Sheets

    Student Resources Toolkit

    Operation: Hydration: How Providing Water in California Schools Can Help Children Become Healthier Adults

    California Report: A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    Lazy Days of Summer: A National Security Threat?

    Unfit to Fight: A Report on California

    Georgia

    A Stronger America: We need Georgia’s Common Core State Standards and aligned assessments to achieve a stronger military and a more productive economy 

    Georgia Report: A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    Too Fat to Fight: A Brief on Georgia

    Florida

    A Stronger America: We need the Florida Standards and aligned assessments to achieve a stronger military and a more productive economy 

    Hawaii

    Too Fat to Fight: A Brief on Hawaii

    Iowa

    Iowa Report: A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    Iowa’s Education System: Supporting Our National Security

    Kentucky

    Kentucky Report: A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    Too Fat to Fight: A Brief on Kentucky

    Maine

    Maine Report: A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    Ensuring Our National Security: High-Quality Early Education and Other School Reforms in Maine Can Help Build a Strong Country

    Maine’s Young Adults: Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve

    Michigan

    Michigan Youth: Ready, Willing but Unable to Serve

    Michigan’s Troubled Education System: A Threat to National Security

    Mississippi

    High-Quality Early Education for the Mississippi Delta: A Wise Investment in Our National Security

    High-Quality Early Childhood Development and Learning And Other School Reforms in Mississippi Can Help Build a Strong Country

    Young Mississippians: Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve

    Nebraska

    Lincoln Youth: Ready, Willing but Unable to Serve

    Omaha Youth: Ready, Willing but Unable to Serve

    Nebraska’s Educational System: Supporting Our National Security

    Nevada

    Nevada Report: A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    New York

    Ohio

    Ohio Report: A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    Pennsylvania

    Walking and Biking in Pennsylvania: A Matter of National Security?

    Pennsylvania Youth: Ready, Willing But Unable to Serve

    Unfit to Fight: A Report on Pennsylvania

    Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve: Early Ed in Pennsylvania is Needed to Ensure National Security

    Unable To Serve: Why Military Service is Out of Reach for Most Young Philadelphians

    Unable To Serve: Why Military Service is Out of Reach for Most Young People in Pittsburgh

    Virginia

    Pre-K Around the Beltway 2: Still Backed Up in Virginia

    Virginia Report: A Commitment to Pre-Kindergarten Is A Commitment to National Security

    Pre-K Around the Beltway: High-Quality Early Education in the Metropolitan Washington, DC Area Can Help Build A Stronger Country

    Virginia’s Education System: Supporting Our National Security

    Young Virginians: Ready, Willing, And Unable To Serve

    Washington

    Investing Wisely in Washington State’s Economy & in Our National Security

    Washington’s Troubled Education System: A Threat to National Security