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Same city, different opportunities: Study maps life outcomes for children from Chicago neighborhoods

For example, the Chicago Housing Authority experimented in the 1990s with moving some voucher holders into neighborhoods with lower poverty rates. The researchers credit that change of environment for ... read more

For-profits are snapping up nursing homes

I write about the business side of health care, higher education, and the broader ... To find nursing homes near you, visit Nursing Home Compare at www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare; but experts war... read more

Initiative aimed at helping children get a better start in life offers real promise

They include the poverty coalition’s education task force ... in which family development specialists make home visits to support and educate low-income parents so they, in turn, can support and educa... read more

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Who should pay for preschool for the middle class?

The vast majority of government funding for early childhood is meant to help children living in poverty ... improve the American education system, Brandon argues. “The biggest problem in education is ... read more

Raised by YouTube

It created an unprecedented thing—Sesame Street—with help from a bevy of education experts ... Center, in Philadelphia, found that YouTube was popular among device-using children under the age of 2. O... read more

Pediatrician studies social, economic roots of kids' health issues

Wade, who has a medical degree from the University of Virginia and a master's degree in public health from Harvard, has a three-year fellowship from the Stoneleigh Foundation, which works to improve o... read more

The Power of Nursing

These and other striking results have been documented in studies of a program called the Nurse-Family Partnership, or NFP, which arranges for registered nurses to make regular home visits to first ... ... read more

Advocates propose fixes for education in New Mexico

The plan, released by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty in ... chance to finally improve the lot of public students in New Mexico — a state that usually ranks near or at the bottom of any natio... read more

Self-Sufficient Citizens: Public Education's Job No. 1

If everybody in America followed this rule, most long-term child poverty would disappear, and parenting would improve ... home visits, child care, preschool, food stamps, K-12 education, tax credits, ... read more

In too many ways, America’s poorest communities are just like prison

Improving the “programming” in impoverished communities – including that related to education, the workforce and productive recreational time – may reduce the frustration inherent to growing up and li... read more

Why focus on Lancaster County's youngest kids could break cycle of poverty

Joy Lapp, a home-visiting ... of community and education leaders. P-3 “is the leading edge of reform,” Jacobson told nearly 40 at one of the sessions. “This is the single most powerful approach that w... read more

The Countless Ways Poverty Affects People's Health

With stressed-filled homes, shaky nutrition, toxic environments and health-care gaps of every kind, kids in very low-income families may never catch up when it comes to their health. Below, experts sp... read more

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