Report Finds Most States Shortchange High-Poverty Schools

“Pennsylvania has long been one of the most disparately-spending states in the nation,” the report reads. “Even in terms of unadjusted spending, school districts...

Building On a Foundation: How Paid Family Leave Would Help Children...

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), landmark legislation which guarantees up to 12 weeks...

A Doctor’s Call for Action on Childhood Poverty

"Many things we need can wait. The child cannot. Now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made, his...

Kids Will Pay the Price for USDA’s Push for “Flexibility” in...

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has recently amped up its push for “flexibility” in two food assistance...

New Groundbreaking Report Confirms High Prevalence of Youth Homelessness in the...

Advocates working to end youth homelessness have known for a long time that there are many more youth experiencing homelessness on their own than...

First Focus Statement on the Child Tax Credit

  Last week, officials from the White House, Senate and House of Representatives  (known as the “Big Six”) released a framework for overhauling the tax...

Study Shows Americans Agree: Poor Child Well-Being is a Top Issue

Recently the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) released national survey results on perspectives of Americans on child and family well-being in the U.S., with...

With 13 Million US Kids in Poverty, We Can Do Better

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual data on children living in poverty in the U.S. and it confirms three things that we...

The Exterminator

I am no longer surprised. The presentations are varied. ‘‘I think I have wax in my ear.’’ ‘‘He keeps tugging at his ear.’’ ‘‘I...

Increasing the Minimum Wage is Good for Child Well-Being

A new study from researchers at Indiana University finds that raising the minimum wage by $1 per hour would lead to a substantial decrease...

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