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Low Income Children

We Know How To Help Low-Income Students, We Just Aren't Doing It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

In his last book, How Children Succeed, author Paul Tough identified a litany ways that living in poverty can affect kids' brains, making it more diff...

Cleaning up DSO's is Essential to Increasing Access to Dental Care for Low-Income Children

Rob Sawicki | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

For most Americans, going to the dentist isn't at the top of the list of things we want to do, but we go anyway, because dental care is necessary for our health and well-being. However, many of the poorest children in America don't have the luxury of dreading a trip to the dentist.

Admiring the Problem, or Solving It

Kati Haycock | Posted 07.10.2016 | Education
Kati Haycock

In fall 2016, Jamillah will leave her Head Start classroom to begin kindergarten in a suburb of Washington, DC. Like many of her Head Start classmates, she is a tiny bundle of joy and curiosity; she loves colored pencils and books of all sorts, and adores singing the alphabet song.

Progress for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On December 10th President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy and elected leaders and other key stakeholders.

Soap, An Educational Investment

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

What if we could narrow the achievement gap for the price of a tube of toothpaste? That's about $2.50, roughly half a percent of the cost of a laptop computer.

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

Freedom Summer

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

The program provides summer and after-school enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning.

Are Kids Being Forgotten Under State Budget Cuts?

| Posted 05.29.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Stephanie Snyder Low-income children in rural California communities are in jeopardy of...

What About Welfare?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

The present plan includes tax cuts that will benefit even those too poor to pay taxes, and includes $4 billion for child care services for low-income families.

Your Education Policies Don't Figure: An Open Letter to John McCain

Martin Carnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Carnoy

Here is what puzzles me: none of what you and Graham Keegan claim for vouchers is based on any available evidence.