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New Measures Of Student Poverty

The governing board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress has underway new research to gauge students’ socio-economic status.

01/02/2013

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Berks County Town Takes Starring Role In Christmas Eve Show

Producers at Odyssey Networks faced skepticism when they first approached Reading, Pa., about doing a Christmas special in the city.

12/22/2012

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Failure Is Not An Option

Despite budget problems, poverty, and little parent participation, Public Agenda reports on what makes for success at Ohio’s nine high poverty, high-achieving schools.

12/10/2012

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A Look At Poverty, Entitlements In Overseas Countries

While Congress debates on whether to raise taxes or cut entitlement programs, a local woman traveled across the globe to Indian and New Zealand to look at how those countries deal with poverty and entitlements.

12/01/2012

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Children’s Stress Impacts Health And Academics

Positive, short term stress is healthy. Children need to learn to manage adversity like dealing with the first day of school. But sustained and severe stress, such as poverty, can be toxic, with longterm implications.

11/26/2012

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Study: Cost Of Living In Philadelphia Area Is Well Above Federal Poverty Standards

A Delaware County non-profit released a report this week showing the cost of living in the Philadelphia area is far more than federal poverty standards suggest.

10/18/2012

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A Community Learning Center Deals With Poverty

The Oyler School in Cincinnati has undergone a 21-million-dollar renovation, adding air conditioning, a new daycare and preschool center and providing its low-income students with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Academically, the services are making a difference.

10/10/2012

Stigall Show Log 10.1.12

Chris reviews Mitt Romney’s stop in the Delaware Valley on Friday and investigates a lewd act at a local supermarket. He talks to CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger, Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein on the Monday Morning Matchup, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel, and Steve Moore from the Wall Street Journal.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–10/01/2012

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Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

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The Case For Social Integration

Almost 60 years since the Supreme Court ruled on the issue of segregation, many districts are still struggling to achieve racially and economically diverse schools.

08/08/2012

New Jersey’s Annual ‘Kids Count’ Report Shows No Signs Of Economic Improvement

A newly released survey indicates more children in New Jersey are living in families that cannot make ends meet.

04/28/2012

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Hunger Walk In Philadelphia Raises Close to $250K For Food Pantries

The 16th annual Walk-Run Against Hunger stepped off from the Art Museum Saturday morning.

04/14/2012

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Education Gap Between Rich And Poor

Citing research by Sean Reardon at Stanford University, an article in the New York Times reports that the achievement gap between rich and poor children is widening.

03/07/2012

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‘Operation Rice Bowl’ Begins

By Lynne Adkins PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Catholic Relief Services begin “Operation Rice Bowl” this month to raise money to feed the hungry around the world. Following a blessing on Tuesday, the cardboard rice bowls were […]

02/01/2012

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Not A Holiday For Everyone

While many of us are giving thanks for an abundance of food and opportunity, we must remember those less fortunate. Informed citizens must encourage legislators to deal with poverty issues.

11/23/2011

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