Public Citizens for Children and Youth
A children’s advocacy group says the number of children living in poverty in Philadelphia’s suburbs is growing. The group hopes its findings will unite city and suburban legislators in seeking solutions.
Philadelphia’s school budget crisis is taking a toll on the arts.
Uninsured and underinsured Philadelphia children can get their eyes checked for free on “Give Kids Sight Day.”
Pennsylvania has expanded a controversial tax credit program that subsidizes private and religious schools. The expansion doubles the amount of state money going to non-public schools.
Public Citizens for Children and Youth and Eagles Youth Partnership have teamed up with Wills Eye Institute for Give Kids Sight Day on Saturday.
As Philadelphia Public Schools search for a new Superintendent, a recent report indicates most big city supers serve an average of just over 3 years.
Politics as the art of compromise was very evident in Philadelphia City Council with the apparent resolution of a dispute over a plan to require more lead paint testing in rental buildings.
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.
City health officials say 1,000 Philadelphia children last year were poisoned by lead based paint. An effort in City Council to make landlords responsible for removing lead paint from rental units is now on hold.
Data from the National Endowment for the Arts shows fewer children are getting exposure to the arts, whether at school or elsewhere. The report in Education Week cites the decline for African American and Hispanic youth as “alarming.”
by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman While needs for education programs grow, times are hard. Yet Pennsylvania has put education at the forefront, and there has been pay-off.