Category Archives: Children

‘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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How Pennsylvania Can Save Money by Investing in Pre-K

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): Pennsylvania can save millions of dollars down the road by investing in high-quality pre-k, according to new research (http://www.prekforpa.org/strongerschools/) from the Economy League of Philadelphia and released by the Pre-K for PA Campaign.  Researchers analyzed … Continue reading

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Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery—October 18, Aston

WHEN:  Saturday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. WHERE:  Our Lady of Angels Convent, 610 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014 Human Trafficking in my neighborhood? This day is an opportunity to: Learn about the invisible, growing monster of child slavery … Continue reading

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Number Of Homeless Students Reaches All-Time High

U.S. News & World Report “There are more homeless students in the nation than ever before, and many are living completely on their own, without parents or guardians … During the 2012-13 school year, 1,258,182 students enrolled in public school … Continue reading

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New Report Shows Lifelong Benefits of High-Quality Pre-K—The Military Gets It

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): “There are many factors impacting educational achievement. But there is one factor that has been proven to have a crucial impact on children from all backgrounds, and that is high-quality pre-kindergarten.” That’s a powerful quote … Continue reading

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PSEA Report: Low-Income Students Hit Hardest by Education Cuts

Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-09-03/education/psea-report-low-income-students-hit-hardest-by-education-cuts/a41480-1 September 3, 2014 – Tom Joseph, Public News Service (PA) Play Audio in Browser Window HARRISBURG, Pa. – The impact of budget cuts on education in Pennsylvania is being felt in schools across the state – but … Continue reading

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Sign Petition to Protect School Lunches for Kids

More than 31 million kids rely on the school lunch program, for many it’s the only proper meal they will get all day. But ever since President Ronald Reagan declared that ketchup was a vegetable, those programs have repeatedly been … Continue reading

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