Category Archives: Children

Child Migrants Fleeing Central America Seek Safety in U.S.

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org): July 22, 2014 Children, some as young as five years old, have been making the dangerous trip from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador by themselves or with the help of paid smugglers. They … Continue reading

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Congress Looks to Cut Cost of Child Care

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-07-23/childrens-issues/congress-looks-to-cut-cost-of-child-care/a40703-1 (07/23/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – As the cost of child care in this country continues to grow, so does the chorus of voices calling on Congress to take action. For many working families, … Continue reading

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Take the Pledge to Protect Children, Not Guns

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Today, every 30 minutes a child or teen will be killed or injured by gun violence.  Every 30 minutes.  Tomorrow the relentless toll of gun violence on our children will continue unless we stand … Continue reading

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Child Migrants Have Been Coming to America Alone Since Ellis Island

Posted at http://www.nationofchange.org/child-migrants-have-been-coming-america-alone-ellis-island-1405868475 Tasneem Raja, Moyers & Company / Op-Ed An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, … Continue reading

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State Releases New Child Care Learning Standards

From Pre-K for PA (http://www.prekforpa.org/): The Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning has posted the 2014 Infant, Toddler, and Pre-Kindergarten Learning Standards for Early Childhood. Pennsylvania’s Learning Standards for Early Childhood are research-based according to … Continue reading

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Child Nutrition Reauthorization 101: Summer and Afterschool Meals Webinar

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): August 06, 2014 2 p.m. Register at https://frac.peachnewmedia.com/store/seminar/seminar.php?seminar=28723. Presenters: Katie Adamson, Senior Director of Health Partnerships and Policy, YMCA Erik Peterson, Vice President of Policy, Afterschool Alliance Kate Sims, Child Nutrition Policy … Continue reading

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Save Health Care for Eight Million Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): One advocacy action during our event at the Proctor Institute is to ensure affordable, appropriate health care continues to be available for working families! Join us now, and take action at http://www.childrensdefense.org/take-action/Save-8-Million-Childrens-Health-Care.html. The Children’s … Continue reading

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Textbook Budgets and Book Distribution Tightly Connected with Standardized Test Scores: Problems in Philadelphia

Posted at http://janresseger.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/textbook-budgets-and-book-distribution-tightly-connected-with-standardized-test-scores/ How do things go so wrong in a huge and tragically underfunded school district?  Meredith Broussard, an assistant professor of data journalism at Temple University, has published a stunning piece in The Atlantic that explains how the … Continue reading

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Act Now to Create a Strong Start for Children

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Children’s brains develop more rapidly during the first five years of life than at any other time. That’s why children need high-quality, engaging experiences — early in childhood — to support healthy development and … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Expand Access to the Summer Food Service Program for Low Income Children

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Problems of access to summer meals, including in rural areas, are among those the bipartisan Summer Meals Act of 2014 (S. 2527, H.R. 5012) seeks to address. Its provisions include funding for … Continue reading

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