Category Archives: Children

Family Support Alliance Offers Front Porch Project Family Training—September 25 and December 2, Harrisburg

Have you ever seen a child in a store or restaurant having a meltdown and a parent having a meltdown of their own? Are children playing unsupervised in your neighborhood? Do you ever wonder what to do when you are … Continue reading

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The Vermont “No Child Left Behind” Letter that Tells the Truth

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/the-vermont-no-child-left-behind-letter-that-tells-the-truth/ The federal testing law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), requires that states inform parents when—by the standardized tests required by NCLB—their child’s school has been identified as a “failing” school.  The problem is that, because NCLB required states … Continue reading

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Children in the Desert

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Los Angeles Area Resident Bishop of the United Methodist Church, is acting with urgency. Along with more than 100 other religious leaders and activists, she was … Continue reading

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Children at Our Border: National Humanitarian Vigil—August 9, National

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): See where a vigil is happening near you: http://www.humanityisborderless.org/events/ Sign Up to Participate: http://www.humanityisborderless.org/national-humanitarian-vigil-participation-form/ Pax Christi Involvement: http://paxchristiusa.org/2014/08/07/children-at-our-border-national-humanitarian-vigil-on-august-9th/ About Human Rights Coalition of South Texas The HRCSTX: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Rights-Coalition-of-South-Texas/565943796857818 is an autonomous group of people … Continue reading

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Congress Fails to Agree on Funding for Humanitarian Crisis

Posted at http://www.chn.org/human_needs_report/chn-congress-fails-agree-funding-humanitarian-crisis/ August 4, 2014 Members of Congress headed home for a five week recess last Friday without having reached an agreement on an emergency supplemental spending bill that would provide additional funds to deal with the child refugee … Continue reading

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House Passes Child Tax Credit Bill that Leaves Out the Poor

Posted at http://www.chn.org/human_needs_report/chn-house-passes-child-tax-credit-bill-leaves-poor/ August 4, 2014 Despite opposition from several advocacy groups, the House passed (237-173) the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act on Friday, July 25. Advocates opposed the bill’s failure to protect the credit for low-income families with children … Continue reading

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Fact of the Week: Americans Want Us to Give Shelter and Support to Child Refugees

By Lecia Imbery July 31, 2014 A new poll by the Public Religion Research Institute sheds some light on what the U.S. public thinks about the child refugee crisis happening along the country’s southern borders. When asked what the U.S. should do about … Continue reading

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Call Congress to Urge Funding, Humane Treatment of Children at the Border

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): None of us can ignore the humanitarian crisis at our border as close to 60,000 children cross to escape violence and extreme poverty in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. CDF has heard from tireless … Continue reading

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New Q&A on the Child Refugee Crisis

By Lecia Imbery July 30, 2014(AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool) There are many questions around the current child refugee crisis, including why the children are coming, what protections for them currently exist and what would happen if these protections are taken away, … Continue reading

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New Issue Brief and Graphic on Pre-K in PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Stacy, a Pre-K for PA supporter from Havertown, attributes her daughter’s sense of confidence in elementary school to her pre-k experience. But Stacy’s own confidence in pre-k came only after switching her child to a … Continue reading

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