Monthly Archives: July 2010

Job-Creating TANF Emergency Fund Set to Expire—Please Act Today

Nearly 3000 unemployed were recently hired into the Way to Work Program in Philadelphia, funded by the federal stimulus program. Unfortunately, the program runs out Sept. 30, 2010, even though significant levels of unexpended funds are available to pay to employ … Continue reading

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Study Looks at Importance of Kindergarten Teachers

From the Education Policy and Leadership Center (http://www.eplc.org):   Early this year, Raj Chetty, a Harvard economist (http://www.economics.harvard.edu/faculty/chetty), and five other researchers examined the life paths of almost 12,000 children who had been part of a well-known education experiment in … Continue reading

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Report: Lowering Dropout Rates Will Increase US Vitality

From the Education Policy and Leadership Center (http://www.eplc.org):   A new report released earlier this month by the Alliance for Excellent Education (http://all4ed.org/) indicates that lowering the high school dropout rate among students of color will greatly increase the nation’s … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Among Worst States for Oil Accidents and Deaths

From Public News Service-PA (http://www.publicnewsservice.org):   July 30, 2010 HARRISBURG, Pa. – Oil companies mean big business in Pennsylvania, but a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF, http://www.nwf.org) warns they can also spell big trouble. From seeps and … Continue reading

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News and Action Summary for Friday, July 30

Check out the Actions, Events, Opportunities, News Posts, and Resources below—just click on the links under each category to get to the information. We’ve placed the most critical issues under Important Actions and Issues.   We understand that there is … Continue reading

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Invest in Kids Video Contest

From the Every Child Matters Education Fund (http://www.everychildmatters.org/):   While the environment, jobs, and consumer protection are the hot button issues at the center of the 2010 midterm elections, Every Child Matters believes that children and families ought to be … Continue reading

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Grant and Rebate Program Opportunities for Improving Energy Efficiency

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   Utility Energy Efficiency Programs Offer Big Savings   Electric utilities across the state are offering energy efficiency rebate programs to residential, commercial, non-profit/government, and industrial customers as part of their Act 129 requirements. Don’t miss out … Continue reading

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The Recession Generation: New Report from the Coalition on Human Needs

From the Coalition on Human Needs (http://www.chn.org):   The Center on Human Needs recently released a new report called The Recession Generation: Preventing Long-Term Damage from Child Poverty and Young Adult Joblessness.   Without immediate action, there is growing evidence … Continue reading

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Support Action on the National Housing Trust Fund NOW

From the National Low Income Housing Coalition (http://www.nlihc.org):   The U.S. Senate, which so far has been unable to approve $1.065 billion in initial funding for the National Housing Trust Fund, has another opportunity to do so in the coming … Continue reading

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