Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.
A remarkable study, conducted by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia physicians, takes a look at the lives of babies born addicted to crack and compares their progress to children from the same socioeconomic background that were not exposed to cocaine.
With Philadelphia having the highest poverty of the ten largest cities in the nation, volunteers are needed – and doing so can make a difference for both the giver and the receiver.
As Sandra Taliaferro prepares to move out of her apartment to make way for redevelopment efforts near Atlantic City’s newest casino, she recalls the state of the city when she moved there as a teenager more than 50 years ago.
But critics say the plan overlooks one key factor: the faltering school system.
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations held a public meeting last week about the Philadelphia Magazine cover story “Being White In Philly” published last month.
A new study finds that children who attend state-funded preschools in New Jersey’s poorest cities outperform peers who don’t through fifth grade.
Mayor Nutter says the city has made a number of changes in services to address poverty but, he notes, it’s a complicated issue.
The governing board of the National Assessment of Educational Progress has underway new research to gauge students’ socio-economic status.
Producers at Odyssey Networks faced skepticism when they first approached Reading, Pa., about doing a Christmas special in the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.