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.
Bob Herbert, in The New York Times reminds us a half century after the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling that “Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”
by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman A new report from the Foundation for Child Development predicts that this year, as a result of the recession, more kids will have two unemployed parents and more will live […]
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