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Children and Poverty

Saki Knafo

Gov. Bev Perdue's Budget Could Save Nation's Leading Early Childhood Programs, Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | 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...

Saki Knafo

Republican Lawmaker Claims There's No Extreme Poverty In North Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

There's no such thing as extreme poverty in North Carolina. At least that's what Rep. George Cleveland, a Republican in the state assembly, claimed Th...

Saki Knafo

More Children Now Live In High-Poverty Neighborhoods Than 10 Years Ago

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

In the last decade, the number of children living in areas of concentrated poverty grew by 1.6 million, according to a new study released by the Annie...

Congress Warned 'Toxic Stress' Dooms Homeless Children To Lifelong Poverty

Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

After the Apontes lost their Long Island home and moved into a motel, Yolanda and her husband began worrying about their youngest son, who had turned ...

Saki Knafo

They Live In Motels And On Friends' Couches, But Are These Kids Homeless?

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

Homeless kids have the right to an education. That's the basic rationale behind the McKinney-Vento Act of 1987, a law meant to ensure that homeless ki...

Saki Knafo

Amid A Rising Tide Of Poverty, A Proposal To Change New York's Homeless Shelters

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

As a tide of poverty rises throughout the country, the Bronx stands out as a place where the waters have climbed especially high. So it's no great sur...

The Street Children in Slumdog Millionaire

Mallika Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mallika Chopra

One of the benefits of the success of Slumdog Millionaire is that it is raising awareness of the plight of children who live in poverty. Personally, I...