Category Archives: Children

Every Child Deserves a Fair Chance

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): By Marian Wright Edelman A population that does not take care of the elderly and of children and the young has no future, because it abuses both its memory and its promise.”  — Pope … Continue reading

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Child Homelessness in U.S. Hit All-Time High in Recent Years, New Report Says

Posted at http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/child-homelessness-in-us-hit-all-time-high-in-recent-years-new-report-says/2014/11/16/5ffa5324-6dd5-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html By David Crary and Lisa Leff November 17, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The number of homeless children in the United States has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to … Continue reading

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For PA School Districts, the Rich Get Richer & the Poor Get Poorer

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/january/pa-school-districts-rich-get-richer-poor-get-poorer Jan 09, 2015 05:50 pm | Waslala Miranda According to an Associated Press analysis, the gap between the haves and have-nots in public schools grew much worse during Gov. Corbett’s time in office.  In the past four … Continue reading

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50,000 More in Affluent Classrooms, Ten Times Less in Poor Classrooms

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org): The gaping disparity of resources between wealthy and poor school districts grew more severe in the last four years.  The top 20% of the state’s wealthiest school districts increased the amount of … Continue reading

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Majority of U.S. Public School Students Are in Poverty

Posted at http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/majority-of-us-public-school-students-are-in-poverty/2015/01/15/df7171d0-9ce9-11e4-a7ee-526210d665b4_story.html The Washington Post, January 16, 2015 According to a recent report from the Southern Education Foundation, 51 percent of public school students were eligible for free or reduced-price school lunch in the 2012-2013 school year. The highest … Continue reading

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PA Fails Low-Income Preschoolers

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2015/january/pa-fails-low-income-preschoolers Jan 16, 2015 05:15 pm | Waslala Miranda A national education report card gave Pennsylvania a grade of D+ and a ranking of 41st among states for early childhood education. Every year the Education Week Research Center … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind Has Not Worked. Why?

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/no-child-left-behind-has-not-worked-why/ Congress has begun to hold hearings to consider, yet again, a reauthorization of the federal testing law No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  NCLB is the most recent reauthorization of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, but … Continue reading

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Study Endorses Preschool for Low Income Kids

Associated Press via Komo News “A new study shows low income kids from Washington state who go to a state supported preschool are likely to do better academically than their peers at least through fifth grade … Kids who attended … Continue reading

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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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