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Home visits from education experts are improving outcomes for Philly kids in poverty

Generocity is one of 20 news organizations producing Broke in Philly, a collaborative reporting project on solutions to poverty and the city’s push towards economic justice. The benefits of a home vis... read more

California’s student suspension rates are far higher in rural schools

The 7th-grader has adjusted well to her new home, says Rachel Cowan ... due largely to a growing consensus that excluding kids from the classroom fails to correct behavior and worsens student outcomes ... read more

Children’s conditions improve in region; Kids Count study says state still behind much of U.S.

While some conditions are improving for ... said early childhood education provides the foundation for success in grades 1-3. A Parents as Teachers program, which is provided through First Steps, stre... read more

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Poverty among older Philadelphians on the rise

About 23 percent of city residents aged 60 and above lived in poverty in 2017, three percentage points above 2013 numbers, according to new data from the Philadelphia Corp. for Aging, a nonprofit dedi... 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

How Health Reform Could Improve Outcomes in Child Welfare

Unlike the expansion of Medicaid coverage for adults up to 133 percent of the poverty level, which the U.S. Supreme Court made optional for states, this expansion is required for all states. Former fo... read more

This program is proven to help moms and babies—so why aren’t we investing in it more?

A bi-weekly or even weekly visit from a home ... experts say extra stressors like food and housing insecurity and violence in the community, can greatly impact development and are often present to a g... read more

New test scores suggest little academic progress for Philly, region

Reading and math scores on the National Assessment of Education Progress or NAEP largely fell or remained flat in Delaware and Pennsylvania. New Jersey, however, saw some notable increases. Average sc... read more

This innovative intake system model aims to shorten wait times for social services

[Read our explainer on home visiting programs in Philadelphia: “Home visits from education experts are improving outcomes for Philly kids in poverty.”] Sara Kinsman is the director of the health depar... read more

In Mongolia, Preparing Herders’ Children for School and Improving Their Learning

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutio... read more

Improving Health Care for Kids in Child Welfare Programs

Casey Foundation, were compiled in a publication called Improving Outcomes ... and dental visits from 60 percent to 75 percent. • Wraparound Milwaukee's goal was to improve coordination of care with m... read more

Why a 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

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