poverty

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Report: 25% Of NJ Struggling To Make Ends Meet

A new report claims one-quarter of New Jerseyans are living in poverty.

09/08/2013

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4 In 5 In US Face Near-Poverty, No Work

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.

07/28/2013

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CHOP Study Finds Poverty As Factor That Determines Future Of Babies Exposed To Cocaine

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.

07/27/2013

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Communities Need Volunteers

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.

07/23/2013

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Atlantic City Redevelopment Keeps Poor On The Move

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.

07/20/2013

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Philadelphia Unveils Five-Point Plan To Reduce City’s Poverty

But critics say the plan overlooks one key factor: the faltering school system.

07/11/2013

Public Hearing Held About Controversial Article Published In Local Magazine

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.

04/21/2013

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Study: Preschool Boosts Disadvantaged New Jersey Kids

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.

03/20/2013

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Philadelphia Leads in ‘Deep’ Poverty Among Big Cities

Mayor Nutter says the city has made a number of changes in services to address poverty but, he notes, it’s a complicated issue.

03/19/2013

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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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