Tag Archives: Children

Now That You Know: Documenting the Effects of Budget Cuts on Children

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org):   When children in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties and Philadelphia returned to school, they got a glimpse of how local school districts are coping with reduced state funding: less full … Continue reading

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New Poverty Rate Data—Summary of Blog Posts as of 9/17/10

PA’s Poverty Rate Holds Steady Thanks to Unemployment Comp System http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=5074   Census Bureau Reports 43.6 Million Americans Live in Poverty, and NCC Urges the Government to Take ‘Direct Measures’ http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=5071   Leading Poverty Experts Assess New Census Data http://pachurchesadvocacy.org/weblog/?p=5077 … Continue reading

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Census Poverty Numbers: It’s About So Much More than the Data

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org):   This morning (September 16) the U.S. Census Bureau released annual income, poverty and health coverage statistics. Roughly 43.6 million people and more than 20 percent of all children live in poverty. CLASP experts offer varying commentary … Continue reading

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Kids Count 2010: Child Poverty Persists

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Pennsylvania is ranked 23rd among states in the recent Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT child well-being rankings. Among neighboring states, only New Jersey and New York ranked higher.   The annual KIDS … Continue reading

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Teaching Children About Gambling

From Casino Free PA (http://www.casinofreepa.org):   Casino Free PA has a new resource—Teaching Children About Gambling. It addresses gambling from the perspective of gambling as theft, noting:   Every gambler’s expectation is to take money or something else of value … Continue reading

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Protect Children, Not Guns 2010

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   With over 280 million guns in civilian hands, the terrible truth is that there is no place to hide from gun violence. Children and teens are not safe from gun violence at school, … Continue reading

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Budget Negotiations Have Reached Crisis Point – Kids Need Your Help NOW!

From Public Citizens for Children and Youth (http://www.pccy.org):   Pennsylvania’s budget negotiations have reached a crisis point and your help is urgently needed to move them forward.   There is no question that we are facing budget cuts ranging from … Continue reading

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Tell PA Legislators to Protect the Needs of Children in Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   Efforts in the State House of Representatives to pass a bill to generate revenue to avoid massive budget cuts have failed.   Now House and Senate budget negotiators are looking at cuts to … Continue reading

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Protect Children and Families in Pennsylvania’s Budget

From Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (http://www.papartnerships.org):   The state faces a budget shortfall of $1.5 billion for the current year and next year looks even worse.   Lawmakers need to hear from you and understand that you don’t think cuts … Continue reading

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CDF Freedom Schools® Program Gears up for the Summer

From Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org/):   The CDF Freedom Schools team is hard at work preparing our 2010 partners to operate summer programming for children ages 5-18. Orientation and training for first year executive directors was held in February, and for … Continue reading

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