Category Archives: Children

Chicago Teens Tell How Guns Affected Them and Their Neighborhoods

Posted Nov 01, 2014 05:25 AM CDT For five years, teenage sisters J’Doria and Jari Taylor lived on a tree-lined street of brick homes in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, and there they grew familiar with the sound of gunfire. The … Continue reading

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Job Schedules: Child Care and Subsidies—November 19, Conference Call

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): Register now at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5728/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=12378 for Job Schedules: Child Care and Subsidies, a national audio conference that will be held on Wednesday, November 19, from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET. This issue is being picked up in … Continue reading

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Fighting to End Juvenile Life without Parole: The 25th Anniversary of the U.N. Convention of the Rights of the Child—November 20, Webinar

On November 20, 1989, the United Nations passed the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The United States, along with Somalia and South Sudan, remains one of the few nations that have failed to ratify the CRC, leaving the … Continue reading

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Structural Racism: A Bleak Educational Future for Poor Children in America’s Metropolitan Areas

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/structural-racism-a-bleak-educational-future-for-poor-children-in-americas-metropolitan-areas/ In one of the essays in Twenty-First Century Color Lines (2009), Andrew Grant-Thomas and john a. powell, of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, confront the idea that … Continue reading

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An Urgent Call to Extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program

From the United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org): Faith leaders and advocates are joining together to urge Congress to pass for a four-year extension to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the Lame Duck session. This extension will stabilize the … Continue reading

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The Real Monsters (Poverty, etc.)

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman Each year at Halloween, our neighborhoods are bustling as children go door to door dressed as zombies, vampires, skeletons or something else fantastic and scary. For many children Halloween is … Continue reading

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‘A Generation Cast Aside': Child Poverty On Rise in World’s Richest Countries

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/28/generation-cast-aside-child-poverty-rise-worlds-richest-countries Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by Common Dreams Since 2008, child poverty has increased in a majority of the 41 most affluent nations, UNICEF report finds By Sarah Lazare, staff writer UNICEF report finds erosion of … Continue reading

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How Does Your County Compare to Other PA Counties on Measures of Children’s Well-Being?

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org): Do you know how your county compares to other Pennsylvania counties when it comes to child poverty, health insurance coverage, educational opportunities and other important measures of children’s well-being? You can find those answers … Continue reading

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The Importance of Breakfast

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): School breakfast powers kids for success. Research shows that kids who eat breakfast do better on math tests, attend class more and are more likely to graduate. Currently, we have an opportunity to help 825,000 … Continue reading

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Support Policies to Make Child Care Affordable for All

From the National Women’s Law Center (http://www.nwlc.org/): We’re turning a corner on child care — but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. Recently we released a new state-by-state report, Turning the Corner: State Child Care Assistance Policies … Continue reading

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