Category Archives: Children

Children’s Budget 2015 Available for Download

From First Focus (http://campaignforchildren.org/): Children’s Budget 2015 (http://firstfocus.org/resources/report/childrens-budget-2015/), a new report from First Focus, is now available for download. The federal government makes more than 200 distinct investments in children each year. These include traditional children’s initiatives like education and … Continue reading

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Senator Casey Pushes for Expansion of Summer Meals Program

Not reaching 85 percent of eligible children with summer meals is “an abomination and an insult,” said U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), in a conference call with reporters. “That’s a national failure we need to correct.” Casey is supporting legislation … Continue reading

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Take Action to End Child Hunger

From First Focus (http://campaignforchildren.org/): One in five children in America face hunger. That means empty fridges, empty lunchboxes, and empty bellies. But hunger doesn’t stop there. It follows our kids into the classroom where they can’t concentrate. It follows them … Continue reading

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Support Bipartisan Recommendations for PA Basic Education Funding Formula and Additional Funding

From Education Voters of Pennsylvania (http://www.educationvoterspa.org/): The Basic Education Funding Commission released a report (http://basiceducationfundingcommission.pasenategop.com/files/2014/08/final-report-061915-.pdf) making recommendations about how to drive out new state funding for public education. The recommendations were good (read Education Voters PA statement at http://www.educationvoterspa.org/index.php/site/news/basic-education-funding-commission-releases-report/) and … Continue reading

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13 Million Dads Benefit from Low-Income Tax Credits

Posted at http://www.chn.org/2015/06/19/fact-of-the-week-13-million-dads-benefit-from-low-income-tax-credits/#.VYQ-TvlViko By Lecia Imbery June 19, 2015 For Mother’s Day, our Fact of the Week highlighted the 21 million moms who benefit from low-income tax credits. We didn’t want to leave out dads, so this week’s fact is about them. … Continue reading

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Researchers: Five Ignored Factors Affect Outcomes for Poor Children

The Washington Post “School leaders and policymakers trying to improve academic results for disadvantaged children need to look outside the classroom at social and economic conditions that directly affect a child’s ability to learn … Five factors that new research … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization Day of Action—June 23, National

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Join FRAC and other national anti-hunger organizations on Tuesday, June 23rd for a Day of Action in support of a strong child nutrition bill that invests and improves the programs. As momentum … Continue reading

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Support Investments in Pre-K for PA

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): School might be out, but budget season is in full swing at the state Capitol, and we need you to help us send a strong message to state lawmakers as they hash out a new … Continue reading

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Urge Improvements in Reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Senate is expected to begin debate on the Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177), the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, in June or July. It is critically important that improvements … Continue reading

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Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the Strong Start for America’s Children Act

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): The Strong Start for America’s Children Act introduced on May 19th by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Representatives Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) highlights the continuing importance of increased investments … Continue reading

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