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Entries by Saki Knafo from 05/2012

May Day Protests Show Occupy Wall Street, Liberal Establishment Bonds

Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

A little over six months ago, Stephanie McGuinness was camping out in Zuccotti Park, the epicenter of a new movement that often shunned politicians an...

Bloomberg Budget Brawl: Children's Advocates Scramble To Save New York's State-Of-The-Art After-School System On Eve Of Massive Cuts

Posted 05.02.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York City groups, including the Children's Aid Society and the Police Athletic League, is making a last-ditch effort ...

Bloomberg Budget: Slashed Children's Services Contribute To National Crisis, Advocates Say

Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

Teachers, parents and children's advocates across New York City shuddered Thursday morning as Mayor Michael Bloomberg released his executive budget: J...

Late Maurice Sendak's Focus On Child Poverty Inspired Advocates

Posted 05.09.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- Before he made beautiful children's books that sold millions of copies, Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday at age 83, lived in Brooklyn, N...

Gov. Bev Perdue's Budget Could Save Nation's Top State-Funded Early Childhood Program, Children's Advocates Say

Posted 05.11.2012 | Parents

Children's advocates are applauding the latest state budget in North Carolina, hailing it as the latest victory in a long and drawn-out battle over th...

Bloomberg's Budget Cuts And The After-School Crisis

Posted 05.18.2012 | Education

Some of the poems were about love and some were about clouds, but what really mattered about the P.S. 63 poetry reading on Wednesday night was the tim...

Occupy Chicago Protestors Rally Against NATO

Posted 05.18.2012 | Chicago

Busloads of Occupy activists have been arriving in Chicago to protest the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. "We're trying to bring ...

Occupy Activists: Chicago NATO Summit Helped Revitalize Movement

Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago

As Occupy activists from around the country begin heading home to their respective cities after a weekend of protests in Chicago, many say the massive...

Kinship Care More Common, But Public Help Lags

Posted 05.23.2012 | Parents

Adrian Charniak's grandson was born with cocaine in his blood. That's the first reason the Illinois child welfare agency decided the boy's parents wer...

CME Group Protests Lead To 15 Arrests In Chicago

Posted 05.23.2012 | Chicago

Just days after thousands of protesters descended on Chicago to rally against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 15 people were arrested outside ...

Bloomberg's Budget Cuts Could Cause Thousands Of New York City Parents To Quit Jobs: Survey

Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Thousands of New York City parents said they'd quit their jobs or leave their children home alone if they lost access to childcare and after-school pr...

Police Retreat From Foreclosed Home In Minneapolis After Standoff With Occupy Protesters

Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

On Friday morning, police from the Hennepin Country Sheriff's Office abandoned an attempt to evict protesters from a foreclosed home in south Minneapo...

U.S. Child Poverty Second Highest Among Developed Nations: Report

Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact

Can government spending lift poor children from poverty? A new report from UNICEF suggests it's possible. The latest edition of UNICEF's report on ...