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.
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.
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.
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.
A newly released survey indicates more children in New Jersey are living in families that cannot make ends meet.
The 16th annual Walk-Run Against Hunger stepped off from the Art Museum Saturday morning.
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.
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 […]
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.
27-percent of Philadelphians live below the poverty line. It’s a number that has risen four percent in the last 10 years, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report, released today.
The US Census Bureau reports that in 2010, more than 46 million people were living in poverty — an increase of 3 million in just one year, and a 27-year high.
The article attached to this blog post is one I came across last week and has haunted me ever since. It is about the drought and resulting famine in Africa and the tortured choices mothers are making in an effort to save the lives of some of their children over others.
Tatiana Padilla and Nikawri Silverio won first and second places in a local science fair and went on to represent their school, for the first time, in the Delaware Valley Science Fair.