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PA 17th Child Well-Being

Pennsylvania, 17th in Childhood Well-Being, Is at Risk for a Census Miscount

Pennsylvania ranks 17th in the nation for childhood well-being, according to the 2018 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, recently released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Although Pennsylvania has made some gains in education and...
E. DePasuale

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Runs the Numbers on Child Welfare

During a seemingly routine audit, Auditor General Eugene A. DePasquale found troubling numbers for ChildLine, Pennsylvania’s 24-hour child-abuse hotline. All reports of child abuse made in Pennsylvania go through ChildLine, and the service is...

At Mayfair Elementary, Fusing Diversity with Challenging Curriculum to Create World Citizens

Mayfair Elementary School, with nearly 1,800 students, is by far the largest elementary school in Pennsylvania. As other schools around the city cope with shrinking populations, Mayfair just added two colorful new additions, which house classrooms and...
Home Sweet Home Vistis

Home Sweet Home: The Pennsylvania Medical Home Initiative’s Quest to Provide High-Quality Care for...

Two-year-old Aliyah,* born prematurely, has a neurological condition called cerebral palsy. She also has chronic lung disease of prematurity and sickle cell disease, a blood condition. In addition to her pediatrician, she sees a...

Case Tests Whether Districts Must Protect Students From Bullying Under PA Law

Do school districts in Pennsylvania have a legal obligation to protect students from discriminatory harassment and bullying? A court case filed on behalf of a bullied student at William C. Bryant Elementary School in Philadelphia...
Philly Child Care

Child Care Businesses Nearing Crisis Mode as Funding Lags

Who will be the thought leaders of tomorrow? Soon enough, today’s business people, lawmakers, educators, and military leaders will hand the reins of this country to a new generation. Some of us worry that...
Federal Cuts

Federal Cuts Threaten to Defund Programs That Help Pennsylvania Families

Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to defund programs that help children and families meet basic needs or recover after a difficult life event. On Friday, April 21, Sen. Bob Casey joined advocates and community...
State Law Gauntlet

The State Law Gauntlet Facing Child Sex Abuse Survivors: A Long Way to Go...

Herculean efforts across the United States have been undertaken to eliminate the threshold legal barrier for most sex abuse victims: the statute of limitations. Some states have been very successful like Delaware and Minnesota...

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